20 June 2018

Ed Ruscha And Thomas Cole – National Gallery Exhibits Two American Painters – Edward Lucie-Smith

Though we have plenty of experience of and access to American art here in Britain, this means chiefly American art from the 20th century.

17 March 2018

Tacita Dean’s Triple Header Implicit Nostalgia And History – Sue Hubbard

Film is Tacita Dean’s medium. Not that catch-all of so many contemporary artists, video, but analogue film with all its implicit nostalgia and history. Although Tacita Dean emerged in the 90s, at the height of conceptualism, she’s always been essentially a Romantic.

10 November 2017

Reflections: Pre-Raphaelite Smoke and Convex Mirrors – Edward Lucie-Smith 

In a way, it’s a bit of surprise to find the Pre-Raphs, even some of the grander ones, on view at the National Gallery.

7 November 2017

Monochrome Set: Painting in Black and White – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Monochrome show at the National Gallery has gained less coverage and generated much less enthusiasm that the current Living Gods show at the British Museum.

26 October 2017

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Monochrome: A World Void Of Colour Explored At The National Gallery

Monochrome: Painting in Black And White is an extraordinary new show at the National Gallery in London.

30 September 2017

Matisse Portrait: US Court Rules In Favour Of London’s National Gallery

London’s National Gallery has announced that the decision concerning their Portrait of Greta Moll by Henri Matisse is a welcomed solution to the high-profile case.

28 September 2017

Degas – The Impressionist Movement’s Odd Man Out By Edward Lucie-Smith

Degas often seems like the odd man out, among the leading artists of the Impressionist Movement.

22 August 2017

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Bellotto Masterpiece Saved For The Nation Goes On Display At National Gallery

Bellotto masterpiece, ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and goes on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017).

16 August 2017

The National Gallery Goes Monochrome For New B&W Exhibition

The National Gallery, this Autumn goes monochrome on a journey through a world of shadow and light.

12 July 2017

Chris Ofili Tapestry Magic At The National Gallery By Edward Lucie-Smith

Chris Ofili’s big tapestry, commissioned by the Clothworkers’ Company and now on view at the Sunley Room at the National Gallery, doesn’t seem to have attracted nearly as much attention as it should have done. It’s a pretty spectacular object, and in addition to that, it ticks all sorts of boxes.

24 March 2017

Chris Ofili To Unveil New Tapestry At London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery will unveil a new tapestry by the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. Titled the Caged Bird’s Song, the exhibition marks the first time the artist has worked in the medium of tapestry and will include a series of preparatory works on paper in an installation conceived by the artist for the Gallery’s Sunley Room.

23 January 2017

Michelangelo And Sebastiano del Piombo Collaborations Explored At London’s National Gallery

The first ever exhibition devoted to the creative partnership between Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Sebastiano del Piombo (1455-1547), featuring exceptional loans, some of which have not left their collections for centuries is to open at London’s National Gallery in the Spring.

10 January 2017

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24 November 2016

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Quiz – Modern Artists Influenced By Delacroix

Inspired by the National Gallery London’s recent exhibition Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art – how much do you know about the artists who were influenced by Delacroix?

13 October 2016

Above And Beyond Caravaggio: Just How Far Beyond By Edward Lucie -Smith

The new Beyond Caravaggio show in the sepulchral depths of the new wing of the National Gallery deserves to draw a large and enthusiastic public and will in all probability do so.

27 August 2016

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Artlyst’s Bumper London Autumn Art Season Preview The Best Only

Artlyst is pleased to present our curated guide to the best London exhibitions premiering this autumn. A  number of exciting blockbuster, museum exhibitions, International Art Fairs, and the best emerging art shows are just some of the tempting offerings to expect. There is so much happening in London over the next few months, it is disconcerting but […]

29 March 2016

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George Shaw National Gallery’s Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist Unveils Exhibition

For the past two-and-a-half years, George Shaw has been the National Gallery’s Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist. Armed with a sketchbook, the teenage Shaw made regular day trips from his home on a Coventry council estate to Trafalgar Square in order to draw from works by artists he found inspiring. In response to this enthusiasm for the Old Masters, his mother bought him […]

24 March 2016

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Deja Vu: National Gallery Shows Support For The People Of Brussels

It has only been a matter of months since the appalling bombings last November in Paris and just fifteen months since the Charlie Hebdo massacre which saw 12 people killed at the French satirical magazine. Last night London again showed its solidarity with another neighbour, this time the heart and soul of Europe, the city of Brussels. The gathering was somber and […]

17 February 2016

Delacroix Frustratingly Over Powered By The Works Of His Disciples

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, the National Gallery London’s latest feature exhibition, sets out to give visitors the opportunity to (re)discover this important hugely influential 19th century master and to establish his enormous influence by exhibiting his works alongside those he influenced: household names such as Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin and Matisse. Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) […]

15 November 2015

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National Gallery Shows Solidarity With Paris Over Attacks

The Louvre, Pompidou and the Musee D’Orsay were closed today as a result of the attacks in Paris which killed nearly 130 people on Friday evening. This is a rare occurrence for the museums and highlights the shape of things to come, including a predicted loss of tourist revenue for the most popular gallery in the world. Meanwhile […]