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Making ColourThe first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of silver and gold. The history of colour is tied in with the discovery and development of the raw materials used to create dye, so the exhibition charts the trade routes developed over 700 years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement.

 

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The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. More about National Gallery

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Making Colour  Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London  

   
Making Colour - Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London

Making Colour Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London 


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Dutch FlowersDutch FlowersFloral paintings by Dutch masters including Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch, highlighting associations between the development of flower painting in the Netherlands to an increased interest in botany and horticulture in the Dutch Golden Age.2016-05-28T10:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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George Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw: My Back To NatureGeorge Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery. Using the type of enamel paint more commonly applied to model trains and aeroplane, Shaw has created a new piece on the theme of woodland, using paintings in the collection as inspiration. '2016-05-28T10:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th May to 30th October 2016
VENUE  National Gallery 
George Shaw, the Coventry born artist nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, unveils the culmination of his two-year studio residency at the National Gallery. Using the type of enamel paint more commonly applied to model trains and aeroplane, Shaw has created a new piece on the theme of woodland, using paintings in the collection as inspiration. '... More about this event
 
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National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Talking Tuesdays: Investigating PaintingsTalking Tuesdays: Investigating PaintingsSessions using paintings to develop language and communication.2016-05-31T22:30:00+01002016-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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