Tag Archives: 17thcentury

30Aug/20

National Gallery receives main donation to rework its setting of Caravaggio and 17th-century Italian work

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Kerr, Euan, “Mia’s director will go away to head National Gallery”, Minnesota Public Radio News, December eleven, 2018. The NGA’s collection galleries and Sculpture Garden show European and American work, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts.

In 1845 a big bequest of British work was made by Robert Vernon; there was insufficient room within the Wilkins constructing so they have been displayed first in Vernon’s town house at No. 50 Pall Mall after which at Marlborough House.[21] The Gallery was even much less nicely geared up for its next main bequest, as J. M. W. Turner was to bequeath the whole contents of his studio, excepting unfinished works, to the nation upon his death in 1851.

The first part, the East Wing Project designed by Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, opened to the general public in 2004. This supplied a brand new ground stage entrance from Trafalgar Square, … Read More

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.

About The National Gallery

In addition to the on-line shop and the retailers located in the Gallery, NGC manages the Gallery’s café and restaurant, publishes books … Read More