Fame in the Frame

Series 2 - 4. Lauren Laverne

Lauren Laverne
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Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

This session sounds like a big ask for girl-on-the-go Lauren Laverne, who has trouble sitting still and must refrain from tweeting. But before long the bubbly Culture Show host is a picture of Zen-like calm.

No, all the tension comes from artist John Myatt, who must somehow transform his blue-eyed, blonde subject into the green-faced Chinese Girl of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s 1950 kitsch classic. Light source, face shape and lip position all contrive to give Myatt a hard time...

But it’s another peppy art lesson, with great tips on texturing a canvas plus a jaw-to-the-floor footnote about the contrasting fortunes of
the original painter and sitter.

About this programme

4/6. John Myatt paints a portrait of Lauren Laverne in the style of Vladimir Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl, but is forced to change one of the DJ's most notable features.

Cast and crew


John Myatt
Lauren Laverne