Andrew Butterfield strolls through the National Gallery’s exhibit Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, reporting that the show “offers a strong sense of the melancholy, the introspection, and the desperation that were characteristic of Vienna in that era”: The first items in the show are Beethoven’s death mask and a post mortem painting […]
As part of The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has been allowed to borrow The Dying Gaul (1st or 2nd Century AD) from the Capitoline Museum, Rome, until 16 March 2014. Yesterday this powerful masterpiece from antiquity went on display in the Rotunda, West Building Main Floor (CLICK). Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Art, Roma Capitale, and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, present one of the most famous works from antiquity, the Dying Gaul, an ancient Roman sculpture created during the first or second century AD, traveling outside of Italy for the first time in more than two centuries. Show More Summary
This large plaster bust of British stage actress Margaret Rawlings (1936) by Frank Dobson RA has been donated to the National Portrait Gallery in London. It's a rough-and-ready sculpture which looks as though it has been painted to simulate verdigris on bronze. Show More Summary
A large plaster bust of the celebrated twentieth century British actress Margaret Rawlings by sculptor Frank Dobson has been donated to the National Portrait Gallery Collection, it was announced today (Wednesday 11 December 2013). The...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Archives Museum opened a civil rights gallery on Wednesday, with a 13th century copy of the Magna Carta accord, considered one of the founding documents of modern government, as its centerpie...
Nick Lord, a 25-year-old painter known for his racy painting of pregnant Kate Middleton in an animal-print bra, was just granted highly prized wall space at the National Portrait Gallery. Lord has a background in graffiti and an eye for some fantastical celebrity imagery. But now, his work will hang alongside... More »
As you may have heard, the National Gallery of Art has recently acquired Gerrit van Honthorst’s The Concert (1623). Last week I walked down to the NGA to see the painting. I thought I’d probably find The Concert in the NGA’s beautiful Dutch galleries, perhaps near where NGA curator Arthur Wheelock shows his other recent Caravaggist [...]
I know a lot about Spanish culture in South America and rather less about the Inca’s Machu Picchu in Peru. But I know nothing about the splendid cultures that PRE-dated the Incas. Now the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is hosting a major international exhibition, Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru, from Dec 2013 until April 2014. Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Australia said on Saturday that it will launch legal action against art dealer Subhash Kapoor after it was confirmed that its prized 900-year-old dancing Shiva Nataraja was stolen from India. The NGA, who hadShow More Summary
The National Gallery’s new summer show is opening tomorrow and RiotACT was lucky enough to be invited to join the media horde at today’s preview. This exhibition, really truly is a must see over the coming summer. It’s full of sex and death and beauty and, of course, gold. In our mass produced highly machined age you sometimes [...]
An ancient history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2013 As part of the "Year of Italian Culture in the United States" project, the Capitoline Museum has graciously loaned the moving sculpture known as "The Dying Gaul" to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Show More Summary
The National Portrait Gallery in London has issued its Call For Entries to the BP Portrait Award 2014. The competition is international. You must be a minimum of 18 years old. The top prize is £30,000. The closing date is 3 February 1024. CLICK for details and an entry form. Do read the rules.
The Voyage of Life: Youth, Thomas Cole On Wikimedia Commons, with link to a higher-resolution image and images of the other three paintings in Cole’s The Voyage of Life series. Original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C., which has a description of the work as well as the others in the series.
03 Jul 2014-28 Sep 2014 In association with the Australia’s most prestigious portrait prize – the Archibald Prize – the Gallery has partnered with the National Portrait...
A newly commissioned portrait of barrister, politician and broadcaster Baroness Helena Kennedy by light artist Chris Levine has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today (Thursday 28 November 2013). Show More Summary
A self portrait of Anthony Van Dyck is in the danger of leaving Britain as it has been bought by a private collector from America. The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is trying hard to raise funds to reclaim it from the collector and...Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Art announced the acquisition of a Dutch masterpiece by Gerrit van Honthorst (1592?1656), considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The Concert, dated 1623, is an important and historic painting that has not been seen publicly since 1795. Show More Summary
- Artist Chuck Close admiring his own work at the National Gallery of Art on Friday. Taking a tour of “Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press” with curator Judith Brodie, the 73-year-old Close checked out some of his 20 creations on display until Jan. 5. More Hey, isn’t that...? […]
“Treasures of Tutankhamun” (1976-77) was the first exhibition to be deemed a “blockbuster,” and its arrival at the National Gallery was a stunning proclamation that a new day had arrived in museum life. It was also a signal to other high-on-the-radar museums that the National Gallery was now a significant cultural force. Show More Summary