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The National Gallery

a short history

by Charles Saumarez Smith

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Published by Frances Lincoln Ltd. Publishers in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art museums,
  • National Gallery (Great Britain),
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Recounts the history of the National Gallery in London, the issues surrounding how a national collection is to be aquired, preserved, restored and displayed, and the future of the Gallery.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index.

    StatementCharles Saumarez Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN1070 .S38 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 pages ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26339574M
    ISBN 100711230439
    ISBN 109780711230439
    OCLC/WorldCa298781809

    Fragonard makes the female subject's face have a rosy-tint to it, which adds a daintier and more delicate feel to the painting. Paul's Cathedral as to see the exhibition of the works of the modern French Art-rebels in the sacred precincts of Trafalgar Square". The new chronological hang sought to emphasise the interaction between cultures rather than fixed national characteristics, reflecting the change in art historical values since the 19th century. The art critic Herbert Readwriting that year, called the National Gallery "a defiant outpost of culture right in the middle of a bombed and shattered metropolis". Its collection features roughlypaintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and forms of new media that stretch all the way back to the Middle Ages.

    The move to Manod confirmed the importance of storing paintings at a constant temperature and humidity, something the Gallery's conservators had long suspected but had hitherto been unable to prove. Eastlake, who was President of the Royal Academy, played an essential role in the foundation of the Arundel Society and knew most of London's leading art experts. For rights and permissions inquiries, contact bookrights natgeo. The Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francescaone of Eastlake's purchases The new director's taste was for the Northern and Early Italian Renaissance masters or "primitives", who had been neglected by the Gallery's acquisitions policy but were slowly gaining recognition from connoisseurs. Submissions National Geographic Books does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, photography, illustrations, or artwork at this time.

    Garfield assassination. Inthe National Gallery of Art commissioned American artist Leo Villareal to transform the Concourse into an artistic installation. The move to Manod confirmed the importance of storing paintings at a constant temperature and humidity, something the Gallery's conservators had long suspected but had hitherto been unable to prove. The museum comprises two buildings: the West Building and the East Building linked by an underground passage. If you are a retailer or wholesaler, contact your Penguin Random House representative. The British Institutionfounded in by a group of aristocratic connoisseurs, attempted to address this situation.


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Mellonfollowing her father's death. The new gallery was to be effectively self-governing, not controlled by the Smithsonian, but took the old name "National Gallery of Art" while the Smithsonian's gallery would be renamed the "National Collection of Fine Arts" now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Designed in the form of an elongated H, the building is centered on a domed rotunda modeled on the interior of the Pantheon in Rome. Through its East and West Buildings, the museum preserves, collects and exhibits works of art from numerous countries and historical eras.

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The text of the book is not legible and no hint is given of the content. A portion of our proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. The female figure in Young Girl Reading was meant to represent the natural essence of femininity.

To the west of the West Building, on the opposite side of Seventh Streetthe 6. The subject is depicted in profile, reading from a small book held in her right hand, sitting with her left arm on a wooden rail and her back supported by a large lilac cushion resting against a wall. Our titles are vetted by experts, tested by a kid panel, and approved by parents.

This was due to the fact that during this time, the French upper class experienced a new social and intellectual freedom. Simon Sainsbury and Sir Timothy Sainsburyhad made a donation that would enable the construction of the Sainsbury Wing.

Paul's Cathedral as to see the exhibition of the works of the modern French Art-rebels in the sacred precincts of Trafalgar Square". Part of the collection is now on permanent loan to Dublin City Gallery "The Hugh Lane" and other works rotate between London and Dublin every few years.

The painting has the accession number NG1, making it officially the first painting to enter the Gallery. But Agar Ellis, by then a trustee of the Gallery, appraised the site for being "in the very gangway of London"; this was seen as necessary for the Gallery to fulfil its social purpose.

Among the highlights of the East Building in was an exhibition of Barnett Newman 's The Stations of the Cross series of 14 black and white paintings — The new chronological hang sought to emphasise the interaction between cultures rather than fixed national characteristics, reflecting the change in art historical values since the 19th century.

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