Veronese @ National Gallery

Verona is famous for Romeo and Juliet and its Roman ruins. 60 miles to the east, is Venice, the city that produced such artists as Bellini, Canaletto and Titian. In 1553 at the age of 25, Paolo Caliari from Verona moved to Venice and acquired the nickname Veronese and now a monographic show of 50 […]

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Sunflowers @ National Gallery

The last time I saw people queueing at the National Gallery was for the Da Vinci exhibition. I tried multiple times to visit the Sunflowers exhibition without having to wait in line but was unsuccessful and eventually took my place at the end of the line like everyone else, but I am glad that I […]

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Viennese Portraiture @ National Gallery

Austria is not often the first location that springs to mind when the words ‘modern art’ are strung together. However, it should be. To be even more precise, our attention should be focused on Vienna, which not only produced Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele but a dozen other brilliant artists, whose portraits are now on […]

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Vermeer @ National Gallery

Currently on display at the National Gallery are a handful of 17th century instruments alongside Dutch paintings. The Gallery is celebrating summer with a look into the role of music in society from group performances to intimate interactions between student and teacher. Although small, the exhibition gives a fair look at Dutch paintings of the […]

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Barocci @ National Gallery

An exhibition celebrating the seldom talked about Barocci at the National Gallery. Only two works by the Italian renaissance artist permanently reside in Britain, only one of which is a painting, the other being a drawing at the Ashmolean. Yet despite being relatively unknown in the UK, the National Gallery succeeds in educating us about […]

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Richard Hamilton @ National Gallery

When Richard Hamilton passed away last year he was working on an exhibition for the National Gallery. The British Pop artist famed for works such as ‘What is it that makes today’s homes so different? So Appealing?’, was known for his up-to-date, modern and ironic work. However it appears the artist’s work was also deeply […]

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Titian @ National Gallery

Titian is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of the 16th century. Not only is the artist greatly respected today, but he also had great success during his own lifetime. Today, one of his earliest works from when he was just a teenager, The Flight Into Egypt, is on view at the […]

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