National Gallery

Review: Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, National Gallery 'Mixed Results'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Half the exhibition comprises works by artists of later generations who, it is suggested, were inspired by Delacroix - artists such as Sargent, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Cezanne and Matisse. And when works from these artists are hung alongside Delacroix, well, it's Delacroix who seems to come off worse.

London's Art Scene 2016: A Month by Month Guide

Kate Gordon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

New year: it's the time for re-invention, re-discovery and resolutions. One of our resolutions is always to do more, learn more, see more. What better time than the New Year to take stock, to reflect, and to look forward. This is what we, at London Art Studies, are looking forward to in London in 2016.

Review: Goya the Portraits, National Gallery 'Dazzling Brilliance'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There is such talent, such genius in Goya's work that it's hard to know where to begin. His technical excellence is just ridiculous - the skin tone, glimpses of veins in ageing hands, the delicacy of the mantilla lace, the shimmering texture of the satin dresses, the flash of colour from sashes and hat linings, the bold, bare backgrounds...

We Need a People's Britain

Natalie Bennett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

So today we're focusing on the Royal Mail - what should be the People's Post. But let's also talk about the people's NHS, the people's schools, and yes, even the people's prisons - run with proper accountability, proper pay and conditions for staff, and the quality of services that we need - and could afford to pay for, if we weren't shovelling public money into private hands through privatisation, and allowing multinational corporations and rich individuals to skip their obligations to pay their fair share of taxes.

130,000 Sign Petition in Support of Strikers at the National Gallery

Julie Ward | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Over the holidays, many families may have considered a trip to the nation's best loved cultural institutions, amongst which London's National Gallery ...

Review: 'Soundscapes', National Gallery - A Disappointment

Victoria Sadler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Undoubtedly the stand-out piece of work comes from Jamie XX, who used the pointillist style in Theo van Rysselberghe's Coastal Scene as a launch-off point for his soundscape.

Preserving the National Gallery's Free Public Access for Generations to Come

Nicholas Penny | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Penny

I am sure that Julie Ward's recollection of her visit to the National Gallery as a teenager is reliable, but she has misunderstood the reasons for the changes we are making. These are determined by our need to maintain free access, to extend the services and improve the education we provide, as well as to generate income and encourage support at a time when the government grant is reduced.

Standing Together With National Gallery Staff

Julie Ward | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

I will continue to stand with the staff of the National Gallery, just as I will be taking a stand emphatically for our place in Europe, in the historic choice our country now faces.

Top 10 Art Shows of 2014

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There have been some fantastic art exhibitions this year and the popularity of box office draws such as Rembrandt and Matisse warms the heart. However as I compiled this list, I couldn't help but notice that the list is dominated by white men - a sore reminder that diversity and representation remains a challenge that must be addressed...

Brilliant and Moving Rembrandt Exhibition at the National Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The new Rembrandt exhibition at the National Galley is not only an extraordinary collection of works from this great artist, but also incredibly moving.

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Veronese Exhibition at National Gallery a Glorious Success

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice, the National Gallery has brought together a vast and extraordinary collection of work from this Renaissance Master, one of the most influential artists of the 16th century.

The Art of Protest: Vandalism of Art Will Always Happen - And That's Ok

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Political protest through art vandalism casts a wider net than just a direct attack on original pieces of work... An instinctive reaction is to be outraged when we hear of works of art being attacked. Why? Art's great power is in its irreverence. Why should we therefore be reverent of it?

Ours: £100m Worth Of Rare Art

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

A multimillion-pound collection of paintings built up over decades by art historian Sir Denis Mahon has been given to the nation. The 57 Italian Ba...

Lucian Freud Leaves 'Thank You' To Britain In His Will

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

A 19th century masterpiece that hung in the home of the late artist Lucian Freud has been donated to the National Gallery by his family. Freud, who...

Alice E. Vincent

The Art Shows To Look Forward To In 2013 | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 24.12.2012 | Home

After the Cultural Olympiad and several blockbuster shows, it's hard to imagine how the art world can top 2012. But judging by our top picks, there...

'Saved For The Nation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | Home

An important 17th century artwork by Nicolas Poussin has been saved for the nation as a result of a £3.9 million fundraising campaign. The oil pai...

Plea To Keep Picasso's 'Child With A Dove' In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home

The government has banned one Pablo Picasso's most famous and evocative paintings from leaving the country, giving British collectors and galleries a ...

London 2012 and Metamorphosis

Neil Simpson | Posted 22.09.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

London in 2012, the year of the Olympics, is as good a time as any to reflect on the changing nature of the city. The capital remains a mess of consta...

Contemporary Twists On The Old Masters

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 16.07.2012 | Home

Mona Lisa's smile, the shading of Caravaggio and Vermeer's stolen glances, frozen forever, are some of the art world's greatest treasures. Even if...

Naked 'Peep Show' With Live Models Set Up In National Gallery

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

A classically-inspired peep show has been set up in the middle of the National Gallery. Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger took to Twitter ...

Freud Show Opening Till Midnight To Cope With Demand

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home

A record-breaking show of Lucian Freud paintings will open until midnight for three days to cope with unprecedented visitor numbers. The exhibition...

Artwork Of The Week - ‘Dido Building Carthage’ By J.M.W. Turner

ArtFinder | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home

Source: Artfinder The artwork that’s getting us talking this week is J.M.W. Turner’s Dido Building Carthage, painted by the British romanticist...

Diana and Callisto

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Jeremy Hunt

The announcement that Titian's Diana and Callisto has been acquired for the nation is a cause for huge celebration. Not just the fact that a masterpiece will not be going abroad - but also for what it shows about our cultural institutions. Many people thought I was wrong to make boosting philanthropy the mainstay of arts policy. But in difficult times I thought it was right to focus my energies on helping to stabilise the finances of the country's cultural fabric - which I passionately believe is one of our greatest assets.

£45 Million: The Cost Of Keeping Titian's Masterpiece In The UK

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Titian's masterpiece Diana and Callisto has been saved for the nation in a £45 million deal. The oil painting, one of a series of six created for ...