Two of Vincent van Gogh’s five paintings of a bouquet of sunflowers against a matching yellow backdrop will be shown side by side for the first time in 65 years at the U.K.’s National Gallery from January 25th -April 27th, 2014, thanks to a loan from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The National Gallery purchased its version of “Sunflowers” directly from the artist’s family in 1924. More Info over at The Telegraph
The National Gallery today begins the search for a network of 200 UK-based digital creators to join in with the upcoming Bicentenary celebration NG200 along with social media communities around the world.
The National Gallery… it sounds pretty comprehensive, though there’s no sculpture (where’s that national gallery?) and a more accurate title would be something like ‘The National Gallery of European Paintings by Men, 1260 – 1920’, with hardly anything from other continents and just 0.5% by women.
The Ugly Duchess: Beauty and Satire in the Renaissance is now open in the National Gallery.
After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art opens at the National Gallery this week featuring 97 works – 32% of which are from private collections so are rarely seen, this and the fact that the exhibition features some of the most important works of art created between 1886 and around 1914 make this a must-see exhibition.
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