The national appetite for art and art spaces seems insatiable. When Tate Modern was unveiled in 2000, two million annual visits were expected; today more than five million visitors a year pour through its Thames-side doors.
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Monday 02 February 2009
Sunday 01 February 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Though alphabetic in order, this reader-friendly guide to the National Gallery is unconventional in every other respect. Under "Comeback Queen", we find Delaroche's 1833 narrative painting "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey". Lost in the gallery's cellar for 50 years, it was enthusiastically received when resurrected in 1973.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Sunday 07 December 2008
Monday 24 November 2008
Many think of him as a minor French Impressionist. In fact, though born in Paris, Sisley was christened Alfred, and his parents were both British.
Saturday 22 November 2008
Thursday 23 October 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
Wednesday 17 September 2008
A walk-through installation that recreates Amsterdam's red light district would not look out of place in the Tate Modern's immense Turbine Hall. But Hoerengracht – Dutch for whore's alley – is among the highlights of the National Gallery's exhibition programme for 2009.
Sunday 07 September 2008
The report that there is a "secret deal" with the Treasury to guarantee the purchase of two Titian paintings for the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery in London is entirely false ("Secret deal on Titian painting guarantees £50m to wealthy duke", 31 August). There is no secret deal with the Government, and it is not the case that there is "little danger" of the paintings being sold if we fail to raise the necessary funds.
Friday 29 August 2008
The Duke of Sutherland's decision to sell off his collection of old masters will set in motion the biggest fundraising effort in Britain's public gallery sector since the National Gallery set about acquiring The Madonna of the Pinks six years ago. London's National Gallery is involved again, along with the National Galleries of Scotland. They have joined forces in an effort to buy two sublime works by Titian for £100m.
Friday 29 August 2008
Tuesday 08 July 2008
One of the most significant bequests to the nation in a century, including masterpieces by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, goes on public display from today.
Sunday 29 June 2008
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