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'A Regatta on the Grand Canal' by Canaletto depicts the annual carnival regatta in Venice. Some of the figures in the foreground wear the 'bauta', a costume of white mask and black cape which was typically worn during the carnival: http://bit.ly/1JGZ0nL
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Sigh ... This view still (kinda) presents itself on the arrival into Venice. 

If you have imagination. ..
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This painting is one of five beach scenes produced by Claude Monet in the summer of 1870. The figure to the left is probably Monet's wife Camille, and the woman on the right may be the wife of Eugène Boudin, whose own beach scenes influenced the work of Monet: http://bit.ly/1TpBzKE
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Now in its final week, our immersive and site-specific 'Soundscapes' exhibition encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound. Book now: http://bit.ly/1TvTL5m
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In 'A Windmill by the River', Jan van Goyen uses restrained colours to achieve subtle and shifting light effects. This is an example of the 'tonal phase' of Dutch landscape painting associated with the town of Haarlem: http://bit.ly/1KM8a5L
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#PaintedSenses As in many of Jan Steen's paintings, the coarse subject of 'The Effects of Intemperance' is in sharp contrast to the refined rendering of the various textures of the objects on the floor and the shimmering fabrics: http://bit.ly/1K0Zn36
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Titian died on this day in 1576. Known as the greatest painter of 16-century Venice, he was the first painter to have an international clientele. During his long career, he experimented with many different styles of painting which embody the development of art during his lifetime. His painting, ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, is part of our collection: http://bit.ly/1ToJqIp
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This painting by Pieter Saenredam shows the interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht from the door in the north side looking south-west.

Saenredam, in contrast to some other Dutch architectural painters, always attempted to be as faithful to reality as possible when representing existing church interiors. He usually worked from carefully measured drawings produced in the church itself: http://bit.ly/1hp5MbX
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Removing one string from a violin, Susan Philipsz's sound installation in response to 'The Ambassadors' "makes discord perceptible throughout the gallery space."
Don't miss our immersive 'Soundscapes' exhibition, on until the 6 September. Book now: http://bit.ly/1Tvk9fD
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'Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius', by Sandro Botticelli is from a series illustrating the life of the 5th-century bishop Zenobius, one of Florence's patron saints. This painting and 'Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius' were perhaps made as domestic decorations for a patrician family: http://bit.ly/1Kdqx6N
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Jacques-Louis David was born on this day in 1748. Here is David's portrait of the Comtesse Vilain XIIII with her five-year-old daughter: http://bit.ly/1TOznMK
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This portrait, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, is influenced by the art of antiquity and the Renaissance. The pose, with the hand touching the cheek, is derived from an ancient Roman fresco of a goddess, from Herculaneum. This may suggest that for Ingres Madam Moitessier represented the ideal of classical beauty: http://bit.ly/1TpzLRF
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Ingres drew very beautifully as well. One of my favourite artists.
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Rachel Jolley, our Visitor Engagement Assistant, hears 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac when she looks at Monet's 'The Gare St-Lazare': "For me, 'Gare St-Lazare' shows the impact of modernisation in Paris, through the changing effects of light, the physical object of the train, as well as the allusion to speed and movement. This element of connecting people together is implied through the ability to travel, something that Fleetwood Mac’s 'Everywhere' also evokes in my mind".

What's the soundtrack to your favourite painting? Comment here or download an image of it from our website and tweet us @NationalGallery using #MySoundscapes: http://bit.ly/1P8Upzd
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The National Gallery in London houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries, with works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh and more. This collection is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.

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