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One of the greatest collections of Western European painting
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Today is your final day to see Arthurian legends come to life, cursed heroines with flowing hair, and real-life muses dressed in sumptuous clothing in 'Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites'. Tickets are available from the Sunley Room ticket desk: http://bit.ly/2uSO363
If you've visited the exhibition, tell us what you thought!
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One exhibition featuring Monet’s paintings and nothing else? That’s a rare thing. Join as a Member and see 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture' before it opens to the public: http://bit.ly/2EIYzmK
One of the paintings that will feature in the exhibition is Monet's 'Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames'. Here, the late sunlight spills across the river’s surface, illuminating the long reach upriver and the further bridges, Westminster and then Lambeth.
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Featuring outstanding works by Rembrandt, Ingres, Picasso, and Richter, our 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White' exhibition closes this Sunday 18 February. If you haven't visited yet, we're open until 9pm tonight: http://bit.ly/2n3efcn
The work of Richter is characterised by its focus on the process of painting itself. While his point of departure was often, as in this early ‘photo-painting’ called 'Helga Matura and her Fiancé', a figurative motif, Richter distanced himself from his subject by blurring the painting with a wooden stick or a squeegee.
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This weekend is your last chance to see 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White', closing on 18 February. Book online and save, Members go free: http://bit.ly/2n3efcn
In 'Odalisque in Grisaille', Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres revisits his original 1814 coloured composition, this time in greyscale. In this version, Ingres has reduced and simplified the composition, removing the oriental details seen in the original oil painting. The result is an unadorned, highly sensuous female nude.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today we’re sharing some of the #PaintedLovers in our collection. First up is Gainsborough’s ‘The Morning Walk, showing an elegant young couple strolling through a woodland landscape, an attentive dog at the lady's heel. William Hallett and Elizabeth Stephen were both aged 21 and due to be married in the summer of 1785, shortly after the painting was completed: http://bit.ly/2ECEa22
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The reflection of the convex mirror in Edward Burne-Jones's 'Study for St Valentine's Day' depicts a maid preparing a wedding breakfast as Love enters the room to herald the dawn. See this work in our 'Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites: http://bit.ly/2uSO363
This Valentine's Day, enjoy a scandalous Facebook Live tour of the exhibition, delving into the marriages and mistresses of the Pre-Raphaelites, starting at 6.10pm (GMT): http://bit.ly/2nrB4Eb
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'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture' opens on 9 April and will span the artist's long career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912, bringing together loans from around the world including 'The Grand Canal (Le Grand Canal)': http://bit.ly/2mlfWS5
Book your early-bird tickets today and you can save up to £5 (T&C's apply): http://bit.ly/2DzVTmK
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Psychological drama, vivid colours, and most importantly a convex mirror. All this and more can be seen in our exhibition, ‘Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites’, including William Holman Hunt's 'The Awakening Conscience'. Book online and save: http://bit.ly/2uSO363
This painting portrays a kept mistress’s moment of moral awakening as she rises from the lap of the wealthy lover. The bird trying to escape from the cat under the table, the single discarded glove and the unravelling skeins of wool allude to the woman’s uncertain future, which depends on her lover’s fickle affections. Yet the sunlit garden reflected in the mirror behind her suggests that she will choose a path towards spiritual enlightenment, and that faith will be her salvation.
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'The Rehearsal' is one of Degas’s first paintings of the ballet, a subject that would fascinate him until the end of his working life. In this work, Degas has created an asymmetrical composition: the spiral staircase to the left is balanced by a group of ballet dancers to the right. Intriguingly, Degas leaves the large area of floorboards in the foreground completely empty. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see this and other stunning paintings and pastels by Degas at our exhibition, 'Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell': http://bit.ly/2tx3cuj
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Stand before Gerhard Richter's intriguing black and white painting, 'Helga Matura and her Fiancé' in 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White', closing on 18 February: http://bit.ly/2gn6afj
The work of Richter is characterised by its focus on the process of painting itself. While his point of departure was often, as in this early ‘photo-painting’, a figurative motif, Richter distanced himself from his subject by blurring the painting with a wooden stick or a squeegee.
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