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Artist Richard Phillips Talks About Painting Robert Pattinson Portrait

>> 2011/03/14


Recently, artist Richard Phillips decided to paint some of the brightest young Hollywood stars for his “Most Wanted” Exhibit at the White Cube Gallery in London. The exhibition featured Phillips’ take on stars like Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Dakota Fanning, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kristen Stewart and, yes, even Robert Pattinson and that famous head of hair.

The show may have wrapped up a few weeks back, but in anticipation of “MTV First: Robert Pattinson,” we wanted to bring you all the best bites from our interview with the artist, who dished about what makes Robert Pattinson one of the “Most Wanted” in Hollywood.

“I think that the greatest pressure for me was getting Robert Pattinson’s expression right because he is…certainly Leo is important in terms of his character and the gravitas he has, but with Robert it’s that kind of knowing smirk or that sexy look in his masculine, yet feminine qualities that people die for that’s a hard thing to grab,” Phillips explained of painting the “Twilight” hottie and wanting to get it just right. “You’ve got all of those components and in a painting how do you bring it together, that’s the thing that becomes the question and I had to answer that in paint.”

Phillips did find the way to make it work, he explained, “One thing that I will say is that having the highlight in his one eye and no highlight in the other eye gives him that knowing look. Like in one eye he already knows you; in the other eye he’s addressing you,” he said. “There’s tricks within the portrait, the little curve outside his mouth, those are the things that bring out his character…that and his tousled hair.”
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Biography

Robert Thomas-Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in Barnes, a suburb of London, the capital of England. His mother, Clare, worked for a modeling agency, and his father, Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S. Robert is the youngest of three kids in the Pattinson family, and the only son. He has two older sisters. Elizabeth is three years older than he is, and Victoria is five years older. Pattinson became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles. Since then he has performed in an amateur version of Macbeth at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, as well as trying his hand at modeling. more

Musical career

Pattinson plays guitar and piano, and composes his own music. He also appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack:
"Never Think", which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley,
and "Let Me Sign", which was written by Marcus Foster and Bobby Long.
The soundtrack for the film How To Be features three original songs performed by Pattinson and written by composer Joe Hastings.
Listen to Rob's music

Cosmopolis 2012

Water For Elephants 2011

New Moon 2009

How to Be 2008

Bad Mother's Handbook 2007

Filmography

# Maps to the Stars (2014) ... Jerome
# Hold on to Me
# The Rover (2013) .... Reynolds
# Mission: Blacklist
(2013)
# Cosmopolis (2012) .... Eric Packer
# Bel Ami (2012) ....Georges Duroy
# The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) .... Edward Cullen
# The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) .... Edward Cullen
# Water for Elephants (2011) .... Jacob Jankowski
# The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) .... Edward Cullen
# Remember Me (2010) .... Tyler Hawkins
# The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) .... Edward Cullen
# Twilight (2008/I) .... Edward Cullen
# Little Ashes (2008) .... Salvador Dalí
# How to Be (2008) .... Art
# The Summer House (2008) .... Richard
# Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) .... Cedric Diggory
# The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007) (TV) .... Daniel Gale
# The Haunted Airman (2006) (TV) .... Toby Jugg
# Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) .... Cedric Diggory
# Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) .... Giselher
# Vanity Fair (2004) (uncredited) .... Older Rawdy Crawley
PRODUCER
# Remember Me (2010) .... executive producer

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