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Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance (National Gallery)

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 by Kirsten Tambling

In the nineteenth century, the National Gallery’s Keeper, Charles Eastlake, refused a Cranach for the nation, stating that ‘it does not please me’. Indeed, for much of this period, as Strange Beauty shows, insofar as German art was studied in … Continue reading

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Facing The Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 (National Gallery)

Sunday, 20 October, 2013 by Costanza Beltrami

I’ve always thought that the National Gallery could have a better temporary exhibition space – but this time its underground location was less of a weakness and more of a metaphor. For if history tells the breakdown of a liberal … Continue reading

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