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There's just one week left to unlock 500 years of hidden history in 'Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece'. This exhibition gives you the chance to relight a work of genius and see hidden secrets uncovered with state-of-the-art technology. Closing on 26 January, book your tickets online and save, Members go free: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thank you to our exhibition sponsor Leasys Spa and Destination...

'Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece' | National Gallery

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Fiona Pettit
Pasquale Pellicoro
Bess Mulvihill
Chris Jardine
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder was born in Antwerp #OnThisDay in 1573. 'A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase' shows tulips, roses, jonquils, carnations, fritillaries and a single blue iris massed into a Chinese vase; costly flowers in a costly container. Above them all, Madonna lilies rise like shining white trumpets at the peak of the bouquet, made slightly less regal by the tiny beetle...

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Our exhibition, 'Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece', closes on 26 January so there's only a few days left to shop our range of gifts, prints, and books. From prints and totes to figurines and accessories, shop in-store and online: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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María Amelia Sanchez
New 'Artemisia' loans announced: be the first to find out what major loans are coming to Trafalgar Square in April.

Hear exhibition curator, Letizia Treves, and Tracy Jones, our Head of Press, discuss 8 key loans that will go on show in 'Artemisia'.

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Want to learn more about Artemisia Gentileschi? You can also pre-order the exhibition...

Artemisia Gentileschi in 8 paintings | National Gallery

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Marie Roos
What is Titian's 'poesie'? This is a series of paintings inspired by Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' and other Classical works which are now part of collections around the world. From 20-24 January we'll travel from London to Edinburgh and from Madrid to Boston to virtually unite Titian’s complete cycle of mythological paintings for the first time: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Berthe Morisot was born #OnThisDay in 1841. She painted 'Summer's Day' in about 1879. As a scene of middle-class leisure set within domesticated nature, this picture is typical of imagery that has come to characterise Impressionism. But Morisot brings a boldness and vigour to her painting technique, its dynamism contrasting with the relaxed tranquillity of what is now a familiar Impressionist...

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Don't miss the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin which closes on 26 January. Book online and save, Members go free: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, the exhibition features over 50 portraits including ‘Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana)’. This...

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