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Philippe de Champaigne was born #OnThisDay in 1602. He was the leading French portrait painter of the reign of Louis XIII. He was employed by the king and by Cardinal Richelieu, for whom he executed the series of portraits for which he is chiefly remembered. Two of these portraits hang in Room 29: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Philippe de Champaigne was born OnThisDay in 1602 He was the leading
James Baker
TA Miller
Yannis Bert
National Gallery
National Gallery
yesterday at 09:15. Facebook
Here, Balthasar van der Ast has painted an arrangement of common flowers - irises, tulips, roses, carnations - in a small earthenware vase. Insects - a butterfly, spider, bush cricket and wasp - crawl over them or hover around them. On the shelf on which the vase stands are three shells; in the early 17th century exotic shells were highly prized by Dutch collectors: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Here Balthasar van der Ast has painted an arrangement of common flowers
Liz Worsley
Sheryl Sommerville
Wanda Sauley Fennell
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/25/2017 at 15:19. Facebook
Go behind the scenes of the making of the extraordinary tapestry at the heart of our free exhibition ‘Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic’, woven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Weaving began in October 2014 and was completed in March 2017. There are over 250 shades of colour within the tapestry, with approximately 35kg of wool used. The total area of all three tapestries is 20.7 square metres.
Mariângela Juarez
Ann Marshall
Laura Brum Doval
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/25/2017 at 09:10. Facebook
Rosa Bonheur died #OnThisDay in 1899. She was a famous animal painter. Although finished and signed by Bonheur, 'The Horse Fair' was begun by the artist's life-long friend, Nathalie Micas: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Learn more about Rosa Bonheur and her remarkable painting at our free lunchtime talk on 31 May: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Rosa Bonheur died OnThisDay in 1899 She was a famous animal painter
Linda Baysinger Peck
Andrew Dobbin
Louise Dowdell
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/24/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
Perfect for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, the National Café's modern British and European menu offers you a slice of cosmopolitan café culture: [ Bit.ly Link ]
National Gallery Members also enjoy a 10% discount. Find out more about our exclusive Members' events and offers here, including our upcoming Midsummer's eve concert: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Perfect for brunch lunch and afternoon tea the National Cafés modern British
Eulalia Oliva Fernandez
Rosemary Vidal Shire
Francisco Javier Garrido Morales
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/24/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
This year, our Take One Picture exhibition will show the innovative ways in which schoolchildren have responded to Rubens’s vibrant painting 'Roman Triumph'. Opens on 7 June: [ Bit.ly Link ]
From architectural studies and printmaking to ceramics and shadow puppets, visitors will enjoy a diverse range of exciting works reflecting the richness and exuberance depicted by Flemish artist.
This year our Take One Picture exhibition will show the innovative ways
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/23/2017 at 17:17. Facebook
Watch an online tour on Dutch flower painting with Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, Bart Cornelis.
Find out more about the still life paintings in Room 17a: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ana Retallack
Fifi Des Martyrs
Dale Harris
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/23/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
The most celebrated still life painter of his day, Jan Davidsz. de Heem made a number of innovations in the art of flower painting. Here, stems and tendrils burst out from his bouquet, adding movement and dynamism to the composition: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Don't miss tonight's Facebook Live tour of the Dutch flower paintings in our collection, starting at 6.15pm (BST): [ Bit.ly Link ]
The most celebrated still life painter of his day Jan Davidsz de
Dominik Gul
Steve Hofmann
Vue Fine Art & Design
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/23/2017 at 10:05. Facebook
Explore some of the Dutch flower paintings in Room 17a, including this work by Rachel Ruysch, where blooms are on the verge of opening: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Don't miss tonight's Facebook Live tour of the Dutch flower paintings in our collection, starting at 6.15pm (BST): [ Bit.ly Link ]
Explore some of the Dutch flower paintings in Room 17a including this
Hannah Hill
Brett Hawkins
Brandon Scott
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/22/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
Tune in for a special broadcast on Michelangelo's poetry, from inside 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano'.
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Pam Keshavarzian
Ann O'Shaughnessy
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/22/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña was a leading artist of the Barbizon School. He worked mainly in the Forest of Fontainebleau, which appears to be the inspiration for this picture, 'Sunny Days in the Forest': [ Bit.ly Link ]
NarcisseVirgilio Diaz de la Peña was a leading artist of the Barbizon
Jasdeep Singh
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/22/2017 at 09:08. Facebook
In October 1816 John Constable went to Osmington near Weymouth for his honeymoon; the idea for this painting probably dates from this period. 'Weymouth Bay: Bowleaze Cove and Jordon Hill' hangs in Room 34: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In October 1816 John Constable went to Osmington near Weymouth for his
John Maloney
Simone Cotic
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/21/2017 at 13:25. Facebook
Henri Rousseau was born #OnThisDay in 1844. Rousseau first worked as an inspector at a toll station on the outskirts of Paris. He took seriously to painting after retirement and exhibited from 1886 at the Salon des Indépendants. He is best known for his jungle fantasy pictures, including 'Surprised!': [ Bit.ly Link ]
Henri Rousseau was born OnThisDay in 1844 Rousseau first worked as an
Liz Worsley
Monika Nilles
Nev Raine
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/21/2017 at 09:22. Facebook
To celebrate the opening of RHS Chelsea Flower Show, join us on Tuesday 23 May at 6.15pm (BST) for a Facebook Live tour of our Dutch flower paintings in Room 17a: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Flower painting emerged as a distinct genre in the Netherlands around 1600. The rise of what became one of the most characteristic themes of Dutch art can be linked to several contemporary developments: a growing...
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To celebrate the opening of RHS Chelsea Flower Show join us on
Diane James Robertson
Julie Burnett-Kirk
Elly Horne
National Gallery
National Gallery
05/20/2017 at 09:04. Facebook
Monet described his 'Water-Lilies' as 'producing the effect of an endless whole, of a watery surface with no horizon and no shore'. Distance and perspective are abolished; a limitless expanse of water occupies our entire field of vision. Learn more about the work here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Monet described his WaterLilies as producing the effect of an endless whole
In London with your little ones this half-term? Book now for our hands-on art workshops for families, including singing and storytelling sessions with the West End cast of What The Ladybird Heard Live: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sing songs from the show and find and draw the painted Ladybird from the bestselling story by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monk.
In London with your little ones this halfterm Book now for our
Grazyna Richmond
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas painted 'Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure') in about 1896. This important work depicts one of the artist's favourite subjects in his later years. The bold treatment of the subject and limited range of colour are typical of Degas's works of this period: [ Bit.ly Link ]
HilaireGermainEdgar Degas painted Combing the Hair La Coiffure in about 1896 This
David Ross
Gretchen Braun Barchak
Sean Penny
Commissioned by the Clothworkers' Company, Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili has been collaborating with the internationally renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio to see his design translated into a handwoven tapestry. See the finished tapestry at our free exhibition, 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic'. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Payal Pittie Rao
Sophia Jarlov
Charlye McMorris
Step inside our free Sunley Room exhibition, 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic', with our 360° view. Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili's new tapestry reflects his ongoing interest in classical mythology and the stories, magic, and colour of the Trinidadian landscape he inhabits. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic’ is sponsored by Hiscox Insurance, contemporary art partner of...
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Step inside our free Sunley Room exhibition Chris Ofili Weaving Magic with
Roque Saldías Daly
Donna Louise
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Paul Cézanne's 'Landscape with Poplars' is one of a group of five landscapes painted in the artist's native Provence between 1885 and 1887: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Paul Cézannes Landscape with Poplars is one of a group of five
Jaime Vazquez Murillo
Rakesh Shah
David Deane