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Edouard Manet was born #OnThisDay in 1832. 'Music in the Tuileries Gardens' was Manet's first major work depicting modern city life. The band is playing and a fashionable crowd has gathered to listen. The picture includes portraits of Manet's friends and family, including the poet Baudelaire, flower-painter Ignace Fantin-Latour and the artist's brother Eugène. The painting hangs in Room 41: http://bit.ly/1X0af6s
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Anthony van Dyck painted this portrait of the Abbé Scaglia in 1634. The sitter appears with a dark aura or 'halo' behind his head. Technical examination has shown that it was Van Dyck's habit to block in a dark background to his head study, and it is this contrasting ground that is now emerging through. This painting hangs in Room 31: http://bit.ly/2jyRdXZ
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In this portrait, the sitter stands before a formal garden at the right and rests his arm on a pedestal decorated with a relief of a cupid overcoming Pan. The sitter was formerly identified as 'Admiral Lord Berkeley' but none of the admirals who were members of the Berkeley family was of the age of this sitter in 1679, the date inscribed on the portrait: http://bit.ly/2iAkzB7
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Guido Cagnacci was born #OnThisDay in 1601. He was one of the most unconventional Italian painters of the Baroque period. On view in the UK for the first time in over thirty years, witness Cagnacci's masterpiece, 'The Repentant Magdalene', at our free exhibition in Room 1 opening on 15 February. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2jWrbyd
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Paul Cézanne was born #OnThisDay in 1839. Cézanne's work was discovered by the Paris avant-garde during the 1890s. It had a significant influence on Picasso and the development of 20th-century art. 'Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses)' can be seen in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2izMG3D
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Increase your knowledge of connoisseurship, conservation and attribution of Renaissance art works with our MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture, in conjunction with the The Warburg Institute. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/26uj3on
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Join us on 26 January at 6.15pm (GMT) for a Facebook Live tour focusing on the works of Giovanni Bellini. Bellini was one of the most influential Venetian artists of the Italian Renaissance and he is celebrated for his pioneering portrayal of natural light, seen in such works as 'The Agony in the Garden': http://bit.ly/2k4XsPz
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As the woman in the centre plays a lute, her companions sing; the figure on the right holds the score. In the past this painting has been attributed to the School of Palma Vecchio, Lotto, Pordenone and Bonifazio. The dress indicates a date in the mid-1520s: http://bit.ly/2iAMYHc
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'The Thames below Westminster' is one of the works produced by Monet when, like Pissarro and Daubigny, he moved to London during the Franco-Prussian War. Pissarro worked mainly in south London, while Monet painted the parks of central London and the River Thames. Here he shows the misty atmosphere of the capital on a spring day, with the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge in the background. This painting hangs in Room 41: http://bit.ly/2fEFKlw
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This painting is one of a large number of scenes showing collectors and visitors in real or largely imaginary settings that were produced in Flanders in the 17th century. This example was probably painted in 1620. It may well be the work of two painters, one responsible for the figures and the other for the interior, which is probably largely imaginary but shows real objects owned by the collector. The painting hangs in Room 17: http://bit.ly/2bXFT2p
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'At the Theatre (La Première Sortie)' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir focuses on the young girl who leans forward in her seat to gain a better view of the performance. Modern city entertainments such as cabaret, the theatre and the circus were popular themes among the Impressionist painters. The subject of a theatre box had been treated earlier by Renoir in 'La Loge', now in The Courtauld Gallery. This painting hangs in Room 42: http://bit.ly/2d9fpyJ
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Our free Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition is now open in Annenberg Court. Following the unveiling of David’s Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’, this exhibition presents, for the first time, the shortlisted proposals for 2018 and 2020 by some of the leading artists working today. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2jDNNmX
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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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