If you like this, here are some more art exhibitions at National Gallery…
Michael Landy: Saints Alive – 23rd May to 24th November 2013
Michael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure – 26th June to 8th September 2013
This interesting exhibition will combine the art of Vermeer and his 17th-century contemporaries with rare musical instruments and songbooks from the period. By juxtaposing them with real instruments from the period, you will be able to see the difference between the real objects and the way in which the painters chose to represent them.
Portrait painting in Vienna, around 1900 – 9th October 2013 to 12th January 2014
This exhibition will explore the central role that portrait painting played in Vienna around the year 1900. Using paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, this ground-breaking exhibition will show how the bourgeois traditions of 19th-century art were swept away by the innovations made by avant-garde artists.