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Second volume of 'Facture,' National Gallery of Art's conservation journal, is now available

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The second volume of Facture, an interdisciplinary biennial journal published by the National Gallery of Art, is now available. Featuring seven essays, the volume continues the dialogue begun by the series' inaugural issue (published...Show More Summary

Saturday Art: William Hogarth

  (Picture courtesy of Cesar Ojeda at flickr.com.) The artist known for social commentary was self-taught and used his art works to effect the world around him with humor.    His series that the National Gallery of Art in London has displayed tells a story, the wry rendering of the conventions of marriage of the day...

Exhibition at National Gallery to offer culmination of three years of research on Francesco Botticini altarpiece

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

With a record-breaking 6.4 million visits during 2014, the National Gallery remains committed to researching its collection and offering visitors a unique insight into the history and many stories that still lay undiscovered in its paintings. Show More Summary

pursuit-of-shadows: A Cup of Water and A Rose, Francisco de...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

pursuit-of-shadows: A Cup of Water and A Rose, Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1630 via National Gallery collection

Holiday Activities

The big art galleries and museums in London are offering free drop-in activities for youngsters over the school summer holiday. These children are drawing in the National Portrait Gallery. CLICK to see what's available there. Try your nearest venue to find kiddie activities.

Hypnotize Yourself With This Video Of The Light Tunnel At The National Gallery of Art

Leo Villareal's "Multiverse" has more than 40,000 LEDs programmed to create abstract configurations. [ more › ]

Eye Candy for Today: Gerrit van Honthorst’s The Concert

The Concert, Gerrit van Honthorst In the National Gallery of Art, DC; there is also a downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons. Like many of his northern European contemporaries, 17th century Dutch painter Gerrit van Honthorst was taken with the dramatic chiaroscuro and dynamic compositions of Caravaggio. Honrhorst, however, brought his figures into full light and […]

Gallery: On the ground at the 18th Goodguys PPG Nationals

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Spectators on the sky ride got a great view of some Pittsburgh-based GM muscle—this 1964 Impala and 1970 4-4-2. Photos by author. The Goodguys PPG Nationals rolled into the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus for three days of showing and racing from July 10th to the 12th. The variety of vehicles that participated in this […]

This 'Sleepy' City Has No. 1 Ashley Madison Sign-Up Rate

Ottawa, best known as the capital of Canada, also features the National Gallery of Canada, the annual Bluesfest, winter skating on the Rideau Canal—and, perhaps, a staggering amount of illicit sex. Recently hacked affair hookup site Ashley Madison has close to 200,000 Ottawans on its books, which is...

Nine photographs by Paul Strand acquired for Scottish National Portrait Gallery

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Nine photographs by Paul Strand (1890-1976), one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, have been acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where they have gone on public display until 20 September. Taken from...Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery announces first-ever American Portrait Gala

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery will hold its inaugural American Portrait Gala Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will honor individuals whose portraits are in the museum?s collection because of their exemplary achievements: TheShow More Summary

Preview Jamie xx’s Soundscapes Composition “Ultramarine”

Earlier this month, we found out that Jamie xx was commissioned to create a composition for the National Gallery’s latest Soundscapes exhibition in London, where musicians and sound artists create sound instillations based on a selected painting from the museum. Show More Summary

Jamie xx Discusses "Ultramarine" Composition Recorded for London's National Gallery

Jamie xx is involved with Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings, a new exhibit at the National Gallery in London where musicians were invited to create sound installations based on works from the museum’s collection. He chose Théo van Rysselberghe’s painting "Coastal Scene" (seen below) and made a composition called "Ultramarine". Show More Summary

books0977: Anna Romana Wright reading by candlelight (c.1795)....

books0977: Anna Romana Wright reading by candlelight (c.1795). Joseph Wright of Derby (English, 1734-1797). Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.  Returning to Derby from Rome in 1777, Wright found a steady stream of...Show More Summary

Two new exhibitions to see at the National Gallery of Canada

last weekArts : Artdaily

This summer, the National Gallery of Canada is presenting, concurrently with its major exhibition Alex Colville, two exhibitions featuring works from the national collection: Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé and Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Show More Summary

Record crowds and 7-day opening for the National Gallery of Victoria

last weekArts : Artdaily

The National Gallery of Victoria will open for seven days a week from October 2015 following record-breaking attendance in 2014-15. Making the announcement today, Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said close to 2.3 million people visited the NGV in the 2014-15 financial year, an increase of almost 12 per cent from 2013-14. Show More Summary

Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art

A queer sensibility can be found in London’s National Portrait Gallery. You just need to know where — and how — to look. read more

Celebrating young choral talent - Sounds Sublime

Genesis Sixteen The Sixteen's Sounds Sublime festival returns to the church of St Martin in the Fields, London and to the National Gallery on Saturday 18 July 2015, when both venues will be full of music making by the current crop of young choral talent. Show More Summary

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