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Have you been following the restoration of our latest acquisition, Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria'? Head to our YouTube channel to watch updates on the conservation work so far: www.youtube.com/nationalgalleryuk.
How do you choose a frame for a 17th century painting? Curator Letizia Treves chats with our Head of Conservation, Larry Keith, and our Head of Framing, Peter Schade, to talk about what frame will work for Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait' and, surprisingly, what won't.
Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait' is currently undergoing restoration treatment. This was made possible with @artfund support.
For more updates on the conservation of this self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, follow #NGArtemisia on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.
#artemisia #artemisiagentileschi #gentileschi #selfportrait #acquisition #artfund #restoration #conservation #conservatingpaintings #restoringpaintings #femaleartist


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Have you been following the restoration of our latest acquisition, Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria'? Head to our YouTube channel to watch updates on the conservation work so far: www.youtube.com/nationalgalleryuk.
Our Head of Conservation and Keeper, Larry Keith, has been hard at work retouching some of the damaged areas of Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait'. Here he explains the principles we go by when retouching any painting at the Gallery.
Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait' is currently undergoing restoration treatment. This was made possible with @artfund support.
For more updates on the conservation of this self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, follow #NGArtemisia on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.
#artemisia #artemisiagentileschi #gentileschi #selfportrait #acquisition #artfund #restoration #conservation #conservatingpaintings #restoringpaintings #femaleartist


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From activity books to beautifully illustrated stories, we have something for every child, including 'Why Is Art Full Of Naked People?'. Artists ask questions when they make art – and viewers ask questions when they look at art. This gently provocative book provides an engaging way for young people to start asking and answering questions for themselves. Why is art full of naked people? is structured around 22 questions, each one tackled over two spreads.

This is just one of many fun, engaging and accessible art books for kids which can be found in our shops and online by clicking the link in our bio.

#kidsbooks #giftforkids #giftguide #nationalgalleryshop #museumshop #uniquegifts #christmas #christmasgift


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Inspired by our current exhibitions, including 'Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen', as well as our main collection, we have filled our Christmas gift guide with art prints, sculptures, jewellery, books and more.
Click the link in our bio to see more or come in to our shops and have a browse. #giftguide #nationalgalleryshop #museumshop #uniquegifts #christmas #christmasgift #monarchoftheglen #artgift #nationalgallery


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Looking for the perfect art-inspired Christmas gift? How about one of our silk scarves? This particular one features a beautiful detail of Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s lush bouquet.
Inspired by the flora and fauna present in the painting, we've paired it with a scarf ring adorned with a butterfly and a bee.
Click the link in our bio to shop our range of scarves or come and visit our shops!
#bosschaert #nationalgalleryshop #museumshop #uniquegifts #giftguide #christmas #christmasgift #artgift #silk #silkscarf #nationalgallery


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Visiting our 'Mantegna and Bellini' exhibition? You can now see two panels of a single painting by Andrea Mantegna that have just been reunited for the first time in possibly 500 years.
The upper section of the painting, 'The Resurrection of Christ', has been in the collection of the @accademia_carrara since the 19th century, but was only recently re-attributed to Mantegna. The lower half, 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo', has been loaned to us by a private collector for the exhibition.
It is believed the panels were painted for the chapel in the castle at Mantua, where Mantegna worked as a court painter for the Gonzaga family. The paintings are shown here with the Director of @accademia_carrara, M. Cristina Rodeschini, and our Director, Gabriele Finaldi.

The re-evaluation of 'The Resurrection of Christ' came after the discovery of a small cross beneath the stone arch, which suggested it may have been part of a bigger panel. Comparisons were made with several works before the link was made with 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo'. Photo by #nationalgallery photographer Tom Patterson.

#andreamantegna #mantegnabellini #mantegna #bergamo #painting #reunited #art #arthistory #nationalgallery #exhibition #artexhibition


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Visiting our 'Mantegna and Bellini' exhibition? You can now see two panels of a single painting by Andrea Mantegna that have just been reunited for the first time in possibly 500 years.
The upper section of the painting, 'The Resurrection of Christ', has been in the collection of the @accademia_carrara since the 19th century, but was only recently re-attributed to Mantegna. The lower half, 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo', has been loaned to us by a private collector for the exhibition.
It is believed the panels were painted for the chapel in the castle at Mantua, where Mantegna worked as a court painter for the Gonzaga family.

The re-evaluation of 'The Resurrection of Christ' came after the discovery of a small cross beneath the stone arch, which suggested it may have been part of a bigger panel. Comparisons were made with several works before the link was made with 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo'. Photo by #nationalgallery photographer Tom Patterson.

#andreamantegna #mantegnabellini #mantegna #bergamo #painting #reunited #art #arthistory #nationalgallery #exhibition #artexhibition


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National Gallery

Visiting our 'Mantegna and Bellini' exhibition? You can now see two panels of a single painting by Andrea Mantegna that have just been reunited for the first time in possibly 500 years.
The upper section of the painting, 'The Resurrection of Christ', has been in the collection of the @accademia_carrara since the 19th century, but was only recently re-attributed to Mantegna. The lower half, 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo', has been loaned to us by a private collector for the exhibition.
It is believed the panels were painted for the chapel in the castle at Mantua, where Mantegna worked as a court painter for the Gonzaga family.

The re-evaluation of 'The Resurrection of Christ' came after the discovery of a small cross beneath the stone arch, which suggested it may have been part of a bigger panel. Comparisons were made with several works before the link was made with 'The Descent of Christ into Limbo'. Photo by #nationalgallery photographer Tom Patterson.

#andreamantegna #mantegnabellini #mantegna #bergamo #painting #reunited #art #arthistory #nationalgallery #exhibition #artexhibition


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Our free exhibition, 'Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen', is now open in Room 1. One of the world's best-known animal paintings, Edwin Landseer's 'The Monarch of the Glen', returns to the Gallery for the first time since 1851.
The iconic work forms the centrepiece of this exhibition, and will be displayed alongside other paintings and drawings by Landseer including John Ballantyne's painting, 'Sir Edwin Landseer'. In 1858 Landseer accepted the prestigious commission to create four sculptures of lions to flank Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, completing William Railton's original design for the monument.
As Landseer was not experienced in sculpture and would not have been able to carve in stone, he collaborated with the sculptor Baron Carlo Marochetti to model lions in clay which could then be cast in bronze. He is shown here in Marochetti's studio with his pet collie Lassie.
Detail from John Ballantyne, 'Sir Edwin Landseer', about 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Given by Sir William Agnew, 1st Bt, 1890.
#edwinlandseer #landseer #lion #drawing #trafalgarsquare #courtauld #monarchoftheglen #nationalgallery #instamuseum


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One of the world's best-known animal paintings, Edwin Landseer's 'The Monarch of the Glen', has returned to the Gallery for the first time since 1851 as part of our free Room 1 exhibition, open until 3 February 2019.
The title of this painting refers to lines from a poem describing a stag awaking at dawn and sniffing the air. The twelve points on the stag's antlers indicate it is a 'royal' stag. Despite it's evocative depiction of a mountainous and misty Scottish landscape, the picture was painted in St John's Wood, London, where Landseer had his studios and an extensive menagerie including deer. Come and see this iconic image alongside other paintings and drawings by Landseer in Room 1.
Detail from Edwin Landseer 'The Monarch of the Glen', about 1851, Scottish National Gallery Purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland as a part gift from Diageo Scotland Ltd, with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dunard Fund, the Art Fund, the William Jacob Bequest, the Tam O’Shanter Trust, the Turtleton Trust, and the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and through public appeal 2017 (NG 2881) © National Galleries of Scotland
#edwinlandseer #landseer #lion #drawing #trafalgarsquare #courtauld #monarchoftheglen #nationalgallery #instamuseum


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National Gallery

Our free exhibition, 'Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen', is now open in Room 1. One of the world's best-known animal paintings, Edwin Landseer's 'The Monarch of the Glen', returns to the Gallery for the first time since 1851.
The iconic work forms the centrepiece of this exhibition, and will be displayed alongside other paintings and drawings by Landseer including 'Four Studies of a Lion's Head'. In 1858 Landseer accepted the prestigious commission to create four sculptures of lions to flank Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, completing William Railton's original design for the monument.
Landseer's appointment was controversial because he was not a sculptor, but his unrivalled reputation as an animal painter outweighed any reservations. Landseer prepared himself by studying closely over several years the lions at @zsllondonzoo and producing vivid drawings such as these.
Detail from Sir Edwin Landseer, 'Four Studies of a Lion's Head', about 1862 © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.
#edwinlandseer #landseer #lion #drawing #trafalgarsquare #courtauld #monarchoftheglen #nationalgallery #instamuseum


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Adolphe Monticelli was born in Marseilles. He spent the years 1846-8 in Paris where he frequented the studio of Paul Delaroche. On a second visit to Paris in 1856, he made the acquaintance of Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña and was influenced by Diaz's use of colour and choice of subject. Van Gogh greatly admired Monticelli's work.

Here, the sun sets in the centre of the picture, behind the two trees. This is a companion piece to the artist's 'Sunrise'. Both works are typical of the artist's later style. Here the subject here is characteristic of Monticelli's Provençal landscapes.

This landscape was probabaly painted in the last year of the artist's life.

Detail from Adolphe Monticelli, 'Sunset', about 1882-4 © The National Gallery, London.

#adolphemonticelli #monticelli #sunrise #vangogh #cezanne #pauldelaroche #nationalgallery #nationalgallerylondon #artwork #arthistory #instamuseum


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