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To celebrate St George's Day here is one of Gustave Moreau's rare completed oils, 'Saint George and the Dragon', 1889-90. The figures of the horse and the dragon are reminiscent of those of Raphael, but the painting is otherwise a more abstract and ornamental rendering of the legendary subject: [ Bit.ly Link ]
To celebrate St Georges Day here is one of Gustave Moreaus rare
Juls Doherty
Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh
António Macedo
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National Gallery
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Happy St George's Day! Paolo Uccello's 'Saint George and the Dragon' shows two episodes from the story of Saint George: his defeat of a plague-bearing dragon that had been terrorising a city; and the rescued princess bringing the dragon to heel. See this work in Room 54: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy St Georges Day Paolo Uccellos Saint George and the Dragon shows
Elena Sin Hache
Ivica Ugrinovic
Bridget Gunnewicht
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National Gallery
04/22/2017 at 09:12. Facebook
Odilon Redon was born #OnThisDay in 1840. Redon was one of the leading artists of the French Symbolist movement. 'Ophelia among the Flowers' is one of several compositions by Redon of this subject from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet': [ Bit.ly Link ]
Odilon Redon was born OnThisDay in 1840 Redon was one of the
Ivica Ugrinovic
Victoria Anne Holton
Helen Young
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National Gallery
04/21/2017 at 17:14. Facebook
Watch our lunchtime talk on Canaletto and explore his painting 'The Stonemason's Yard', a mysterious and perhaps more unusual Venetian view from the artist: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Watch our lunchtime talk on Canaletto and explore his painting The Stonemasons
Donna Evers
Bernadette McPolin
Roseanne Hodge
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National Gallery
04/21/2017 at 09:12. Facebook
This drapery study is for the Delphic Sibyl on the Sistine Chapel. The erasures, drips and the mark left by a glass are emblematic of Michelangelo's thinking about drawing primarily as a working tool. See this study in 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano'. Book now, Members go free: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This drapery study is for the Delphic Sibyl on the Sistine Chapel
George Ensinger
Bazil Lazar
Marcia Page
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/20/2017 at 15:21. Facebook
Join as a Member and attend an exclusive preview afternoon of 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic' on 25 April, before it opens to the public. As a Member, you can also enjoy an exclusive tour of the Clothworkers' Company on 26 May. Join today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Learn more about 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic' here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Join as a Member and attend an exclusive preview afternoon of Chris
Bazil Lazar
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National Gallery
04/20/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
'The Avenue, Sydenham' is among the largest that Camille Pissarro is known to have painted in London during the Franco-Prussian War. The painting conveys the atmosphere of an early spring day, with oak trees coming into leaf against a soft blue sky. The painting hangs in Room 41: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Avenue Sydenham is among the largest that Camille Pissarro is known
Rakesh Shah
Kieron Lake
Peter Timony
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/19/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Our free exhibition 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic' opens a week today in the Sunley Room. Turner Prize-winner Chris Ofili will unveil a new tapestry, handwoven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Experience tapestry weaving and more in our season of events inspired by the exhibition: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our free exhibition Chris Ofili Weaving Magic opens a week today in
Ivica Ugrinovic
Antonio Maria Mora
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/19/2017 at 11:39. Facebook
Celebrate our upcoming exhibition, 'Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic', by taking part in a fun day of family activities inspired by cultures and crafts from all around the world.
Celebrate our upcoming exhibition Chris Ofili Weaving Magic by taking part in

Family festival day: world cultures and crafts

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National Gallery
04/19/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
Enjoy an insight into George Stubbs's painting technique, and how he came to paint 'Whistlejacket' for the Marquess of Rockingham by watching our lunchtime talk here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Enjoy an insight into George Stubbss painting technique and how he came
Nina Franziska Heckelmann
Michael Keene
Carolyn Woodward
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/18/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Sebastiano del Piombo's 'The Judgement of Solomon' was painted over at least three separate campaigns. It is a conglomeration of revisions made while work was in progress, many of which are visible to the naked eye. See this work as part of 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano'. Book now, Members go free: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sebastiano del Piombos The Judgement of Solomon was painted over at least
Rosemary Vidal Shire
Ricardo Carillo
Antonio Maria Mora
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/18/2017 at 10:09. Facebook
This work by Francisco de Goya is probably a sketch of the late 1780s for one of a series of cartoons for tapestries ordered by Charles III to decorate the Bedchamber of the Infantas at the Palace of El Prado. The sketch hangs in Room 39: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This work by Francisco de Goya is probably a sketch of the
Sandra ZV
Alicia Mencía
Jessica Gilles
National Gallery
National Gallery
04/17/2017 at 14:10. Facebook
This scene by Francesco Guardi shows the entrance to the Grand Canal with the Dogana da Mar, the Customs House of Venice, built by Benoni in about 1677. On top of the gateway is a golden ball, with a weather vane representing Fortune. This painting hangs in Room 39: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This scene by Francesco Guardi shows the entrance to the Grand Canal
Sue Haskins
Wendy Pritchard Gordon
Pasquale Pellicoro
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National Gallery
04/17/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
Claude Monet painted 'The Water-Lily Pond' in 1899. In 1883 Monet moved to Giverny where he lived until his death. There, on the grounds of his property, he created a water garden over which he built an arched bridge in the Japanese style. The painting is on display in Room 41: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Claude Monet painted The WaterLily Pond in 1899 In 1883 Monet moved
Nancy Struthers
Lynn Dale
Sandra Garrett
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was born #OnThisDay in 1755. She was born and brought up in Paris and went on to become a highly fashionable portrait painter, patronised particularly by Queen Marie Antoinette. Her self portrait hangs in Room 33: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was born OnThisDay in 1755 She was
Greg Wilson
Margo Ledbetter
Jennifer Wright
Happy Easter from all of us at the National Gallery! To celebrate, here is Michelangelo's extraordinary sculpture 'The Risen Christ', which you can see at our spring exhibition.
Christ's resurrection was a subject that fascinated Michelangelo. However, he had to abandon this sculpture due to a flaw in the marble - the black vein you can just make out in the image below.
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Happy Easter from all of us at the National Gallery To celebrate
Jayne Moore
María José Grimoldi
Michelle Duffy
Have you visited Gallery B yet? Our first new gallery in over 25 years, the space forms part of our Ground Floor Galleries, where a wide range of events, special displays and exhibitions will take place, starting with 'Rubens and Rembrandt'. Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Have you visited Gallery B yet Our first new gallery in over
David Retallack
Alison Ali Lloyd
Jurgita Ba
Leonardo da Vinci was born #OnThisDay in 1452. Painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci created some of the most famous images in European art. See 'The Virgin of the Rocks' in Room 66: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Leonardo da Vinci was born OnThisDay in 1452 Painter sculptor architect designer
Doju Dinajara Freire
Yvonne Austin
Raija Laak
Looking for something to do over the Easter bank holiday weekend? Come and see our ground breaking exhibition, 'The Credit Suisse: Michelangelo & Sebastiano'. Stand before Michelangelo and Sebastiano's first collaboration, 'Lamentation over the Dead Christ (Pietà)'. Book now, Members go free: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Janette Smyth
MarySteele Failing Lawler
Laura Riski Poole
To celebrate Easter discover the story of the Passion, told through paintings in the National Gallery Collection: [ Bit.ly Link ]
'The Mond Crucifixion' is one of Raphael's earliest works and served as the altarpiece of the side chapel in S. Domenico in Città di Castello. See this work in Room 60: [ Bit.ly Link ]
To celebrate Easter discover the story of the Passion told through paintings
Yannis Bert
Simone Marie Oxley
Dawn Smith