If you come past the National Portrait Gallery in London, go in and have a look at this years BP Portrait Award exhibition (you should go in anyway as it is a fantastic museum which always has amazing portraits - old or contemporary - on display, can't stress that enough).
Some paintings make you wanna touch them as your mind simply can't get that it's not a photo!
All tell their own stories and you can't help but thinking about that person you see, who are they, what did they feel while being painted? Seeing a human face is something everyone can relate to, it's not too abstract or boring, a face always draws all attention to it.
The admission is free and it is still on until the 23rd sep 2012.