National Gallery

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Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist review – all over the place
The strange creatures, saints and distant landscapes depicted by the great German artist are thrown together with the work of lesser painters in a show that veers between wondrous and inexplicable

Laura Cumming

21, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Artist Kehinde Wiley: ‘The new work is about what it feels like to be young, Black and alive in the 21st century’
The US painter is famous for reimagining the western portrait tradition with Black protagonists. Now he aims to refresh the Romantic landscape canon

Kadish Morris

21, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Dürer’s Journeys review – magical sensual mystery tour is slowed to a sedate plod
The Nuremberg artist’s revelatory experiences in Italy and beyond, which transformed the Renaissance, should have made a thrilling show. What went wrong?

Jonathan Jones

17, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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National Gallery publishes research into slave trade links
Project highlights links between slave-ownership, art collecting and philanthropy in 19th-century Britain

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Poussin and the Dance review – the greatest frozen ballet in all art
Bacchus and his cavorting retinue of centaurs, satyrs and naked nymphs are in constant motion and yet spellbindingly still in the precision-engineered art of Nicolas Poussin

Laura Cumming

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘Some of art’s most luxurious orgies’ – Poussin and the Dance review
So sombre Poussin was actually a hedonist? What a surprise! By dwelling on his decade in Rome, then a city revelling in raw sensuality, this show casts him as Caravaggio’s lewder cousin

Jonathan Jones

05, Oct, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Was famed Samson and Delilah really painted by Rubens? No, says AI
Long-held doubts about the authenticity of the National Gallery’s masterpiece, bought for £2.5m in 1980, are backed by pioneering technology

Dalya Alberge

26, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Tory donor John Booth appointed chair of National Gallery
Appointment will alarm those who accuse Boris Johnson’s government of stacking cultural institutions with supporters

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Portrait of Queen ‘looking like a corgi’ to feature in Lucian Freud exhibition
National Gallery will mark centenary of Freud’s birth by bringing together his most important works

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

26, Aug, 2021 @2:29 PM

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The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon | Oliver Basciano
As Tate faces potential legal action from a Francis Bacon donor, British galleries’ relationships with private collectors need more scrutiny

Oliver Basciano

12, Aug, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited review – he captures the castle
The soldiers, courting couples and drunks who populate five huge views of a fortress in Saxony by Canaletto’s nephew steal this fascinating show

Laura Cumming

01, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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National Gallery to buy Thomas Lawrence’s ‘Red Boy’ for £9.3m
Sentimental toffee-tin favourite was first painting on a UK postage stamp but has divided opinion since 1825

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @2:42 PM

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