Laurits Andersen Ring's wintry landscape 'Road in the Village of Baldersbrønde (Winter Day)' next to Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait of Hermine Gallia' in Room 44.  A leading Danish landscape painter, around 1902 Ring began to depict the Zealand village where he lived. This austere, almost monochromatic winter scene was completed in time to send to New York for an exhibition of contemporary Scandinavian art that began an influential American tour late in 1912.  Gustav Klimt was the leading Viennese…

Laurits Andersen Ring's wintry landscape 'Road in the Village of Baldersbrønde (Winter Day)' next to Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait of Hermine Gallia' in Room 44. A leading Danish landscape painter, around 1902 Ring began to depict the Zealand village where he lived. This austere, almost monochromatic winter scene was completed in time to send to New York for an exhibition of contemporary Scandinavian art that began an influential American tour late in 1912. Gustav Klimt was the leading Viennese…

The French artist Claude was the most successful landscape painter of the 17th century. The unparalleled delicacy with which he painted the effects of light, often at sunrise or sunset, maximised the poetic impact of his works. This, and the balance of his compositions, give his pictures a timeless serenity.  During the 18th century, his paintings became especially sought-after in Britain, even influencing garden design. He was also much admired by English landscape painters, including…

The French artist Claude was the most successful landscape painter of the 17th century. The unparalleled delicacy with which he painted the effects of light, often at sunrise or sunset, maximised the poetic impact of his works. This, and the balance of his compositions, give his pictures a timeless serenity. During the 18th century, his paintings became especially sought-after in Britain, even influencing garden design. He was also much admired by English landscape painters, including…

12.5k Likes, 97 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “You can see J.M.W. Turner's magnificent painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' in Room 34. Turner was in…”

12.5k Likes, 97 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “You can see J.M.W. Turner's magnificent painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' in Room 34. Turner was in…”

7,953 Likes, 55 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “Paintings by Diego Velázquez in Room 30. Velázquez was born in 1599 in Seville in southern Spain,…”

7,953 Likes, 55 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “Paintings by Diego Velázquez in Room 30. Velázquez was born in 1599 in Seville in southern Spain,…”

Watch the first episode of our Star Trail video series in full on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/nationalgallerylondon  Discover how stars have been painted throughout art history, from Renaissance altarpieces, to Turner's landscapes, to the night skies of the Impressionists. Don't forget to subscribe and be the first to know about new episodes.  #ArtStarTrail #nationalgallery #startrail #art #arthistory #painting #instamuseum #astronomy

Watch the first episode of our Star Trail video series in full on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/nationalgallerylondon Discover how stars have been painted throughout art history, from Renaissance altarpieces, to Turner's landscapes, to the night skies of the Impressionists. Don't forget to subscribe and be the first to know about new episodes. #ArtStarTrail #nationalgallery #startrail #art #arthistory #painting #instamuseum #astronomy

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Two paintings by Anthony van Dyck in Room 31, The Mond Room. Van Dyck’s genius as a portraitist lay in his talent for capturing the aspirations of his sitters. Whether using a low viewpoint to make his subjects look taller, depicting them in rich settings and with elegant accessories, or endowing them with a confident gaze, Van Dyck excelled at portraying his patrons looking their best.  On the right is his imposing double portrait 'Lord John Stuart and his Brother, Lord Bernard Stuart'. The…

Two paintings by Anthony van Dyck in Room 31, The Mond Room. Van Dyck’s genius as a portraitist lay in his talent for capturing the aspirations of his sitters. Whether using a low viewpoint to make his subjects look taller, depicting them in rich settings and with elegant accessories, or endowing them with a confident gaze, Van Dyck excelled at portraying his patrons looking their best. On the right is his imposing double portrait 'Lord John Stuart and his Brother, Lord Bernard Stuart'. The…

Two paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas in Room 44. On the right is Degas's portrait of 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study'. The sitter was the daughter of Degas's lifelong friend, the industrialist and collector Henri Rouart. She is shown in the family house surrounded by paintings and objects from her father's collection, including Egyptian wooden statues, a Chinese wall-hanging, a painting by Corot and a drawing by Millet.  On the left is a portrait of Elena Carafa, Degas's first…

Two paintings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas in Room 44. On the right is Degas's portrait of 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study'. The sitter was the daughter of Degas's lifelong friend, the industrialist and collector Henri Rouart. She is shown in the family house surrounded by paintings and objects from her father's collection, including Egyptian wooden statues, a Chinese wall-hanging, a painting by Corot and a drawing by Millet. On the left is a portrait of Elena Carafa, Degas's first…

Will you be visiting #BeyondCaravaggio this weekend? In the final room of the exhibition you can stand before this large painting by the Dutch follower of Caravaggio Gerrit van Honthorst (left). In this work, 'Christ before the High Priest', lighting is manipulated by the artist to accentuate the drama of his subject. A single candle illuminates this simple scene, lending sharp contours to the priest's intense expression. However, the figure of Christ is lit more softly. The different…

Will you be visiting #BeyondCaravaggio this weekend? In the final room of the exhibition you can stand before this large painting by the Dutch follower of Caravaggio Gerrit van Honthorst (left). In this work, 'Christ before the High Priest', lighting is manipulated by the artist to accentuate the drama of his subject. A single candle illuminates this simple scene, lending sharp contours to the priest's intense expression. However, the figure of Christ is lit more softly. The different…

4,835 Likes, 38 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “The centrepiece of Room 17 is an idealised view of a 17th-century Flemish collector’s cabinet,…”

4,835 Likes, 38 Comments - National Gallery (@national_gallery) on Instagram: “The centrepiece of Room 17 is an idealised view of a 17th-century Flemish collector’s cabinet,…”

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