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Paint scraped off Thomas Gainsborough's The Morning Walk, which featured in Skyfall.
A man has been charged on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a valuable painting at the National Gallery, Metropolitan
Kick off the year with some family fun - all for free
January may not seem the best time of the year for a day out entertaining the kids (short, cold days and we’re all feeling
It's not easy to pin down exactly what art is. The dictionary defines it as the display application and expression of skill
The gallery said it would 'robustly defend' itself against the accusations.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, about 1603-4, Oil on canvas. The Nelson - Atkins
he National Gallery has scored a real winner with its summer show, Painters' Paintings, which explores great paintings from an unusual perspective - that of the artists who owned them. The collection on display is mightily impressive.
As any art fan knows, traipsing from gallery to gallery is no walk in the park, and it takes its toll on the legs, and stomach. So here's my pick of the best Gallery Restaurants in London where you can satisfy both eyes and appetite in one go.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Over the holidays, many families may have considered a trip to the nation's best loved cultural institutions, amongst which
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.
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.
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.
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...
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: 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.