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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-06 13:36

Gerrit Berckheyde was born #OnThisDay in 1638. He was a Haarlem painter and one of the earliest Dutch specialists in townscapes. Facing us is the town hall in Haarlem, which was built in the 14th century as a palace of the Counts of Holland. As we stand within the market place there is a sense o...

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-03 13:43

A blooming beautiful arrangement of flowers from Jacob van Walscapelle. From tulips, roses, and carnations to fruits and tiny insects and butterflies, there is an extraordinary amount of detail amidst the flowers and foliage. The reflections of light in the glass vase especially, are done w...

National Gallery Photo 2018-02-08 16:15

This portrait of Madame Moitessier by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres is influenced by the art of antiquity and the Renaissance. The pose, with the hand touching the cheek, is derived from an ancient Roman fresco of a goddess, from Herculaneum. Ingres believed that portraiture was a less elevate...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-29 16:07

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National Gallery Photo 2017-11-22 14:38

The artist Marinus van Reymerswale is known mainly for his satirical paintings of three types of subject – the Banker and his Wife (after Quinten Massys), the Tax Gatherers, and Saint Jerome (after Dürer). ‘Two Tax-Gatherers’ by the Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswale can be seen in Room 14...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-20 10:01

‘The Interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht’ shows the interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht from the door in the north side looking south-west. Pieter Saenredam, in contrast to some other Dutch architectural painters, always attempted to be as faithful to reality as possible when representing existi...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-19 14:30

Pier Francesco Mola painted this subject several times. This painting, ‘The Rest on the Flight into Egypt’, is probably among the earliest of these treatments. A date in the early 1630s is likely. See this work in Room 37:
Gold | National Gallery - National Gallery 2017-11-17 15:05

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Gold | National Gallery: Celebrate the festive season with our Gold film series starting on 24 November. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know about new episodes:
Go behind the scenes at the Gallery to explore how and why artists have used gol...

National Gallery Photo 2017-10-30 13:45

Alfred Sisley was born #OnThisDay in 1839. Known for his landscapes, he trained in the studio of Gleyre in Paris, and became a member of the Impressionist group; his work was close to that of Pissarro and Monet. See ‘The Path to the Old Ferry at By’ in Room 44:

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-18 09:19

Vincent van Gogh’s cousin Anton Mauve was born on #OnThisDay in 1838. During his early career he painted mainly animal subjects while living periodically at the Oosterbeek, the Dutch Barbizon where his landscape ‘Watering Horses’ was portrayed. In 1871 he moved to The Hague, where the human fi...

National Gallery Photo 2017-09-10 15:01

Join us later this month for module one of our six-week Stories of Art course and explore Medieval and Early Renaissance paintings such as the Wilton Diptych, and the art of Duccio, Giotto, and Jacopo di Cione. Discount for Members, book online here:
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: