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National Gallery Photo 2017-09-24 16:01

Towards the end of his life, Camille Pissarro increasingly turned to the representation of town scenes in Paris, Rouen, Dieppe, Le Havre and London, mainly painted from the windows of hotels and apartments. Pissarro painted ‘The Boulevard Montmartre at Night’ in 1897 and is on display in R...

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Our Book of the Month for September is ‘Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian’. This beautiful book traces the development of portrait painting in Northern and Southern Europe during the Renaissance, when the genre first flourished. Both regions developed their own distinct styles and techniques...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-23 13:39

Join us on Thursday 28 September at 3.30pm (BST) for an exclusive online Facebook tour of ‘Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites’, with Deputy Director, Susan Foister. Learn more here:

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-23 08:00

Clouds on the right are banked over a fleet of men-of-war in the distance. One is firing a salute and one, shown from the side, has the flag and pennant of a commander-in-chief. See Willem van de Velde’s ‘Dutch Vessels Inshore and Men Bathing’ in Room 19:

Smartify | National Gallery, London - National Gallery 2017-09-22 13:10

Smartify | National Gallery, London: You can now use your smartphone to discover more about the paintings in our Collection by using the SMARTIFY app. Download the free app, hold your smartphone up towards a painting and detailed information about the work will appear on screen. You can also...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-22 08:39

To celebrate the autumn equinox here is Henri-Joseph Harpignies's painting from 1894, titled ‘Autumn Evening’. In relation to the scale of the trees, the shepherdess at the right is minuscule. Harpignies was probably depicting an imaginary site here, in which he subtly evokes the fugitive pl...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-21 08:10

This painting probably evolved alongside Claude Monet’s 'grandes décorations' in his vast purpose-built studio at Giverny. ‘Irises’ hangs in Room 41, as part of our Wohl Galleries:

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-20 13:15

Explore what it takes to bring exhibitions, like 'Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell', to the Gallery with exhibition co-curator Julien Domercq:
We are passionate about maintaining free access to the collection and to special displays like this, but...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-20 09:00

'Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell', is now open in our Ground Floor Galleries. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. Admission free, donations welcome: http:/...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-19 14:01

Dutch portrait and genre painter Jan Weenix died #OnThisDay in 1719. ‘An Italian Courtyard’ was probably painted in the early 1660s when he was collaborating closely with his father, Jan Baptist Weenix, and is on display in Room 26:

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-19 08:30

Join us at 6.15pm (BST) tonight for an exclusive online Facebook Live tour of ‘Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell' with Julien Domercq, our Vivmar Curatorial Assistant, before it opens to the public tomorrow:
Like so many of Degas’s works, 'Danc...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-18 12:02

Join as a Member and attend an exclusive preview day of ‘Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell’ tomorrow, before it opens to the general public:
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impres...
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National Gallery of Art Photo 2017-09-23 16:03

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Statement on the video work “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other”

Museum Statement—the video work “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” is included in "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World"—an upcoming exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum of more than 150 works of conceptual and experimental art that explores the end of the Cold War, the spread of globalization, and the rise of China. The work is a seven-minute video of a performance that was staged at a museum in Beijing in 2003, during which dogs were placed on non-motorized treadmills facing one another and prevented from making contact. Contrary to some reports, no fighting occurred in the original performance and the presentation at the Guggenheim is in video format only; it is not a live event. Reflecting the artistic and political context of its time and place, “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” is an intentionally challenging and provocative artwork that seeks to examine and critique systems of power and control. We recognize that the work may be upsetting. The curators of the exhibition hope that viewers will consider why the artists produced it and what they may be saying about the social conditions of globalization and the complex nature of the world we share.