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04Apr/20

National Gallery receives major donation to transform its setting of Caravaggio and 17th-century Italian paintings

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It houses one of the finest collections of work and sculptures on the planet. On permanent display are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, Manet, Monet, Rodin, Degas, and many, many more. It’d take many hours to see everything, but even on a brief visit you’re going to see one thing pretty extraordinary. Following the pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square, the Gallery is presently engaged in a masterplan to convert the vacated workplace area on the ground floor into public area. The plan will also fill in disused courtyards and make use of land acquired from the adjoining National Portrait Gallery in St Martin’s Place, which it gave to the National Gallery in trade for land for its 2000 extension.

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03Nov/18

National Gallery receives major donation to transform its setting of Caravaggio and seventeenth-century Italian paintings

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Free entry to the web while within the Gallery – and now a mobile enabled National Gallery web site – means visitors can explore the gathering in fresh and galvanizing ways. Now after they’re standing in front one of the 2,300 work from the thirteenth to early twentieth century, they’ll immediately, of their hands on their smartphone or pill, find out all about the artist who painted it and the stories being informed, together with the techniques and materials used. Only a small proportion of the Smithsonian’s huge holdings are on view. Many artifacts not on display are stored in assortment research areas in the museums and are available to researchers by appointment.

Works by artists born after 1790 have been moved to the brand new gallery on Millbank, which allowed Hogarth, Turner and Constable to stay in Trafalgar Square. Unlike comparable museums in continental Europe, the National Gallery was … Read More