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Monochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteMonochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteMonochrome: Painting in Black and WhiteDiscover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century, the first exhibition of its kind will explore the tradition of painting with predominantly black and white pigments, which ha2018-02-18T00:00:00+00002018-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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DATES  30th October 2017 to 18th February 2018
Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. From its beginnings in t... More about this event
 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesReflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesReflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-RaphaelitesThis year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the first time. Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites explores how the Arnolfini Portrait was one of the inspirations used by the Pre-Raphaelites to forge a radical new style of painting. Acq2018-02-18T00:00:00+00002018-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  4th October 2017 to 2nd April 2018
This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums for the firs... More about this event
 
Drawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellDrawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellDrawn In Colour: Degas From The BurrellMarking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest creative figures of French art. Pulling together 13 pastels, three drawings, and four oil paintings from the collection of shipping magnate Sir William Burrell, these stunning works will b2018-02-18T00:00:00+00002018-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  20th September 2017 to 7th May 2018
Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27th September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell is a fitting tribute to one of the greate... More about this event
 
Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-02-21T14:00:00+00002018-03-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Stories Of Art: 1600 - 1700
 
Degas And The MonoprintDegas And The MonoprintLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-02-23T18:30:00+00002018-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Murillo: The Self PortraitsMurillo: The Self PortraitsMurillo: The Self PortraitsReuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th anniversary of the artist's birth. One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is well known for his religious paintings and depictions of street c2018-02-24T10:00:00+00002018-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  24th February to 21st May 2018
Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo for the first time in over three hundred years, this free National Gallery exhibition marks the 400th an... More about this event
 
Tacita Dean: Still LifeTacita Dean: Still LifeAn exploration of the genre by the leading contemporary practitioner featuring a new film diptych made especially for the exhibition, Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting and Prisoner Pair.2018-03-15T10:00:00+00002018-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureThe Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureThe Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & ArchitectureMonet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important and unexpected roles in his pictures. With Monet & Architecture the National Gallery presents the great French master in a new light. The first exhibition devoted to Monet's relationship wit2018-04-09T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  Admission charge
DATES  9th April to 29th July 2018
Monet maybe best known for his paintings of lilies - impressionistic images of the floating flowers immediately spring to mind - but buildings played important... More about this event
 
Ed Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire'painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room 1 of the National Gallery at the same time as Cole's influential work can be seen in the Ground Floor Galleries. Compare and contrast Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' showing the industria2018-06-11T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire'painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed ... More about this event
 
Thomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThe National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art. Displaying Cole's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Turner and Constable, among others, we get a better understanding of h2018-06-11T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major g... More about this event
 
Mantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniGiovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at the National Gallery. Through major works of art - paintings, drawings and particularly sculpture, which greatly influenced both - the exhibition compares the work of the two artists. The dis2018-10-01T00:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  1st October 2018 to 27th January 2019
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at ... More about this event
 
Lorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsRegarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbolism to add meaning to his portraits. Alongside his paintings of clerics, merchants and humanists on display at the National Gallery are some of the objects they were painted with - carpets, s2018-11-05T00:00:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  5th November 2018 to 10th February 2019
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbol... More about this event
 
 
 

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