Cool off in the Swiss Alps, as Christopher Riopelle explains why he is not surprised that this painting by Ferdinand Hodler was his favorite for painting of the month at the National Gallery.
First opened to the public in 1930, Room 29 is one of the largest spaces in the National Gallery. Since its doors closed in March 2022, we have been busy making important changes to the room to bring it into the 21st century. But what is the history of this room and what did it […]
Watch Associate Curator Francesca Whitlum-Cooper discuss Canaletto and his incredible view paintings of Venice, which were hugely in demand, particularly with British visitors on the Grand Tour. She focuses on Canaletto’s painting ‘The Stonemason’s Yard’, a mysterious and perhaps more unusual Venetian view from the artist.
The National Gallery gave the entire country a Christmas gift when they announced the completion of the conservation and restoration of Piero della Francesca’s Nativity. The gallery acquired the famous painting in the late 19th century in damaged state. There were empty spaces all around, which was uncharacteristic of Piero’s paintings. Due to its condition […]
Curator Laura Llewellyn works with art handlers to arrange and hang a selection of 15th-century Italian paintings in Room 14. The Sainsbury Wing galleries have closed for the time being, to keep the collections safe while building work is carried to mark our bicentenary and transform our visitor welcome. To ensure treasured paintings from the […]