Making Colour

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014

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18th June 2014 until 7th September 2014
 
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Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm
 
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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.

 

About National Gallery

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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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Making Colour
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
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Haymarket Hotel
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Making Colour
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National Gallery events

 
Rubens: Early And Late WorkRubens: Early And Late WorkExplore visual connections between paintings.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Rubens: Early And Late Work
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 1pm-1.15pm and 1.20pm-1.35pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Explore visual connections between paintings.
The Big Draw: Old Buildings Into New Cities: WorkshopThe Big Draw: Old Buildings Into New Cities: WorkshopCreate a 3D landscape inspired by National Gallery paintings.12th October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Big Draw: Old Buildings Into New Cities: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 12th October 2014 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Create a 3D landscape inspired by National Gallery paintings.
Stories Of Art: Module OneStories Of Art: Module OneThis course is ideal for people with some existing knowledge of art history.15th October 2014Wednesday 19th November 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Stories Of Art: Module One
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov, 12th Nov and 19th Nov 2014 - 2pm-4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
This course is ideal for people with some existing knowledge of art history.
Rembrandt: The Late WorksRembrandt: The Late WorksRembrandt: The Late WorksApproximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, a blockbuster exhibition at London's National Gallery staged in autumn 2014. Organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, it's the first ever in-depth, focused exploration of 15th October 2014Sunday 18th January 2015 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Rembrandt: The Late Works
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  15th October 2014 to 18th January 2015
VENUE  National Gallery 
Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, a blockbuster exhibition at London's National Gallery staged in autumn 2014. Organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, it's the first ever in-depth, focused exploration of ... More about this event
 
Rembrandt: The Late Works:TalkRembrandt: The Late Works:TalkOn this course you will learn about Rembrandt's beginnings as an artist and the triumphs and failures of his career.15th October 2014Sunday 18th January 2015 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Rembrandt: The Late Works:Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  15th October 2014 to 18th January 2015
VENUE  National Gallery 
On this course you will learn about Rembrandt's beginnings as an artist and the triumphs and failures of his career.
An Old Man's Game': TalkAn Old Man's Game': TalkJoin Marc Woodhead to consider the lives and late works of artists including Titian, Turner, Bellini and Degas.17th October 2014Friday 17th October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
An Old Man's Game': Talk
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  Friday 17th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Join Marc Woodhead to consider the lives and late works of artists including Titian, Turner, Bellini and Degas.
Unknown English Or French (') Artist: The Wilton DiptychUnknown English Or French (') Artist: The Wilton DiptychA session focusing on a single work.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Unknown English Or French (') Artist: The Wilton Diptych
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 10.30am-1pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A session focusing on a single work.
Moroni And The SilhouetteMoroni And The SilhouetteTutored life-drawing classes.24th October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Moroni And The Silhouette
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Friday 24th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Tutored life-drawing classes.
Edouard Manet: The Execution Of Maximilian: WorkshopEdouard Manet: The Execution Of Maximilian: WorkshopVerbal description of a painting and visit to the Gallery.25th October 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Edouard Manet: The Execution Of Maximilian: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 25th October and Saturday 29th November 2014 - 11.30am-12.45pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Verbal description of a painting and visit to the Gallery.
Why Do Artists Paint Self Portraits'Why Do Artists Paint Self Portraits'An illustrated introduction to the subject.29th October 2014Wednesday 29th October 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Why Do Artists Paint Self Portraits'
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 29th October 2014 - 2pm-4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
An illustrated introduction to the subject.
 

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