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Release your inner fashionista at our exclusive Late Shift Extra inspired by Vogue 100!

Enjoy glamorous cocktails and fabulous music, pose in the Gallery’s pop-up photo studio, listen to talks on photography, beauty and fashion and get the chance to see Vogue 100: A Century of Style after hours.

Tickets available NOW: http://ow.ly/XiXDy

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We're excited to reveal a new exhibition for 2016 - Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky.

Opening in March next year, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of masterpieces on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/TZoKT

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"What I’m saying in this show actually contradicts what Giacometti said about himself... From the word go, age 13 when he started making art, right through to his death, Giacometti had an unbroken relationship with portraiture."

With a week to go until Giacometti: Pure Presence opens, curator Paul Moorhouse speaks to Christie's about staging the exhibition and uncovering the artist's 'double life'.

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The curator of the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s portraits talks to Florence Waters about where his iconic figures came from — and how Giacometti has ‘led people astray’
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Take a look inside our new Hepburn exhibition in this exclusive preview from Vogue.

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Few can possess the mantle of icon, yet when it comes to Audrey Hepburn, another moniker just doesn't do her justice
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Congratulations to Matan Ben Cnaan, who has won the BP Portrait Award 2015 for his allegorical portrait, Annabelle and Guy. 

See his winning portrait and all selected works when the exhibition opens to the public this Thursday: http://ow.ly/OotWB

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Working and living between Madrid and Florida, Borja Buces Renard has painted his mother Paloma and his brother Jaime in the living room of his parents’ house on a typical Sunday when the family would gather and talk. But his portrait has an added poignancy as his father, who had not been able to join them for such Sunday gatherings for some time due to illness, passed away a few weeks after the painting was finished.

The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 will be announced on Tuesday 16 June. See the full shortlist here: http://ow.ly/O7owR

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This week we're profiling the three works shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2015.

Eliza is by Leicester-based artist Michael Gaskell, who has won second prize in the Award on three previous occasions. His shortlisted portrait is of his niece Eliza, who agreed to sit for him in early 2014. “I hope this painting conveys a sense of Eliza’s growing confidence as she develops into a woman”, says Gaskell, “but retains some of the self-consciousness which was also present at the time.” Gaskell’s main influence when creating this portrait was the work of fifteenth-century painter Hans Memling.

Find out more about the three shortlisted artists here: http://ow.ly/O3Vo7

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Calling all portrait painters! We are now accepting entries for the BP Portrait Award 2016.

Find out more and enter here: http://ow.ly/UXxZ9

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"Out of his faith in people, Giacometti created an art of heroic ordinariness" (Jonathan Jones, +The Guardian)

Giacometti: Pure Presence is now open. Book tickets here: http://ow.ly/ToueQ

Sponsored by +Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Announcing Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Opening February 2016, our exhibition will showcase the remarkable range of photography commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, telling the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

BOOK NOW: npg.org.uk/vogue100

Sponsored by LEON MAX. Spring Season 2016 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.

Image: The varnished truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

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Tonight we reveal the winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015. Follow us on Twitter from 19.30 to find out who has won the £30,000 First Prize...

See all selected portraits on display at the Gallery from this Thursday.

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Sir Bob Geldof is among the faces to be seen in this year’s entries for the world’s most prestigious portrait prize.
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We are proud to have framed this picture for artist Nathalie Beauvillain Scott and were delighted to see it in the gallery in the flesh.
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Matan Ben-Cnaan is an artist from the north of Israel, who studied fine arts at Haifa University. His allegorical portrait Annabelle and Guy is partly inspired by the biblical story of Jephthah, an Israelite judge who vowed to God that in return for victory over the Ammonites he would sacrifice the first thing to greet him upon his return from battle. To his horror, it was his daughter who rushed out in welcome but he upheld his vow and sacrificed the child. At the centre of the portrait, located close to the artist’s home in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, is his friend Guy and step-daughter Annabelle.

The winner of the BP Portrait Award 2015 will be announced on Tuesday 16 June. See the full shortlist here: http://ow.ly/O7owR

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Richard Mark Szpigiel
a month ago
A penetrating meditation on humans and portraiture. The parade of faces and gazes is hard to shake from the memory. A one-of-a-kind museum experience. A worthy destination for visitors to London and locals alike. (Sadly, not open Christmas Eve, as Google might have you believe.)
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Rob Cursons
2 months ago
Another brilliant London gallery, world class displays and exhibitions and home to the BP Portrait Awards. The facilities are plenty, its clean and modern with a good gift shop too, well worth a visit if you're London bound and doing a gallery tour.
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Hal M.
6 months ago
Don't get me wrong, I love the National - but the one star is for the one thing that has been annoying me so much, I simply cannot enjoy this place: it's stubborn refusal to seek a more humane, sponsor than rotten BP. Countless demonstrations, letters of complaints and petitions have been ignored to date to take the bloody-money from a corporation that still rapes, exploits and pisses on a number of people, their lands and human rights. And I'll be damned if I support any museum with such blatant disregard for humanity while at the same time giving us pretty images of it! Charge the public dammit, if you're that desperate for money! But cut the sanctimonious bs!
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Shyngys Kadyrbekov
2 weeks ago
A true beauty from both outside as an architectural masterpiece and inside as an astonishing gallery. Worth every minute spent there
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Robert Sutcliffe
a week ago
The National Portrait Gallery has an amazing mix of portrait paintings. Entrance is free with occasional paid for exhibitions which are well worth it. Look out for the portrait photography competitions which are top quality!
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Nick Ellis
5 months ago
Good museum about history of England's key players through portraits. Free admission. Gve yourself 1-2 hrs to tour. EXCEPTIONAL restaurant and great lunch spot woth views of London. 26 GBP 2-course lunch that was excellent with great service.
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Sara Collier
7 months ago
While I'm not a huge gallery fan, portrait ones tend to be my favourite eg in Edinburgh. I visited in July 2015 to see the Audrey Hepburn exhibit. It was busy being only recently opened, and at £10 for no more than 30 minutes slowly shuffling around with a large group felt it was a little overpriced, although beautiful. While there I also visited the annual portriat prize gallery, contemporary portraits and 20th century pieces. A great mixture of the great and good, as well as 'normal' people. Gift shop had a good range to suit various budgets.
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Chris D
6 months ago
Located on Trafalgar Square the National portrait Gallery is a great place to met people and to see some world renowned artwork. It could only be improved with an audio guide or smart phone interaction to provide more information about the paintings but it is free and as a free resource it is worth recommending