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Today is your last chance to see our free exhibition 'Take One Picture' in Annenberg Court. Explore the innovative ways in which schools have responded to Thomas Gainsborough’s 'Mr and Mrs Andrews': http://bit.ly/27HnVqE
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Degas is famous as a painter of ballet dancers, and the theme of the dance class or rehearsal was one of the preoccupations of his later career. The pose of the foreground dancer adjusting her slipper is repeated in numerous paintings and a sculpture. 'Ballet Dancers' hangs in Room 44: http://bit.ly/2cFx7tq
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The watermills featured in this painting by Meindert Hobbema still survive and belonged to the manor house at Singraven, near Denekamp. The painting hangs in Room 22: http://bit.ly/2axm98g
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Portrait and genre painter Jan Weenix died #OnThisDay in 1719. 'An Italian Courtyard' depicts two lovers are seated on steps in front of a tavern. The woman dips a biscuit into the wineglass held by her partner. The painting hangs in Room 21: http://bit.ly/2cwmZQb
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Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Virgin of the Rocks' seems not to refer to the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, but depicts the type of subject that Leonardo might have painted in his native Florence where legends concerning the young Saint John the Baptist were popular. You can see this painting in Room 66: http://bit.ly/23ogUrL
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Join us on 7 October for a drawing workshop with a twist. Discover the disturbing story of Salome and examine Caravaggio's 'Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist': http://bit.ly/2cdQvNV
Our autumn exhibition, 'Beyond Caravaggio', opens on 12 October. Book now, Members go free: http://bit.ly/2cqbWvl
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Cecco del Caravaggio's 'A Musician' will feature in 'Beyond Caravaggio', opening on 12 October. Book now, Members go free: http://bit.ly/2cwn3zr
Cecco del Caravaggio is better known as Caravaggio’s servant, model, and reputed lover. He was also an exceptionally gifted painter. Here, the young musician holds our gaze in an ambiguous manner. Cecco’s highly descriptive technique, both in painting the musician’s fashionable costume and the array of objects before him, owes much to Caravaggio who stressed the importance of looking at nature.
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Are you, or do you know someone aged 18 to 25 and passionate about the arts and creativity? Join us for a taster session on Friday 30 September from 4-7.30pm at the Pigott Education Centre to discover if the Young Producers training opportunity is right for you.
Learn more about our Young Producers programme here: http://bit.ly/2cEfAyy
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Our free exhibition, 'Maíno’s Adorations: Heaven on Earth', opens in Room 1 on 28 September. Experience two outstanding masterpieces by Spanish painter Maíno, on display in the UK for the first time. Learn more about the exhibition here: http://bit.ly/2cG5ikw
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Our free 'Take One Picture' exhibition closes on Sunday. Discover the innovative ways in which schools have responded to Gainsborough's 'Mr and Mrs Andrews', including these clay foxes inspired by the country: http://bit.ly/27HnVqE
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Caravaggio's 'Boy bitten by a Lizard' depicts a young boy recoiling in pain as his finger is bitten by a lizard, hidden among the fruit. The subject of this painting may have an allegorical meaning, and possibly refers to the pain that can derive from love: http://bit.ly/29uzc6h
Our autumn exhibition, 'Beyond Caravaggio' opens on 12 October. Book now, Members go free: http://bit.ly/2cwn3zr
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Sandro Botticelli painted 'Venus and Mars' in about 1485. Mars, God of War, was one of the lovers of Venus, Goddess of Love. Here Mars is asleep and unarmed, while Venus is awake and alert. The meaning of the picture is that love conquers war, or love conquers all. This painting hangs in Room 58: http://bit.ly/29APDS4
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Sandro Botticelli is so amazing and his pictures are more beatiful.
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One of the greatest collections of Western European painting
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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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