The National Gallery will be showcasing some brand-new work by Sean Scully that was inspired by JMW Turner's The Evening Star.
Scully sees Turner's landscape as one of his most atmospheric paintings, and used the boy setting off along the shore as a starting point for his own totally abstract work.
Scully's pieces are usually constructed from panels painted in thickly applied oil, creating rich, textured surfaces in a stripe or checkerboard arrangement, evoking images of horizons, fields, buildings and coastlines.
> Craig’s review of National Gallery – “Do you know what the nicest thing about the National Gallery in the evening is? -- the peace and quiet. I was walking here from Leicester Square five minutes ago and it was all busy busy busy. Pavements heaving, people jostling bustling barging elbows out, running everywhere, cars all over the place, sirens blaring. And then you walk through the gallery double doors a… continued”
Bermejo — Master of the Spanish Renaissance – 12 Jun to 29 Sep 2019 – The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo
Gauguin Portraits — National Gallery – 7 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – This exhibition will be totally devoted to Paul Gauguin's portraits and feature around fifty works from his later years
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters – 27 Nov 2019 to 1 Mar 2020 – An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg, alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Russia: Royalty & The Romanovs – 9 Nov 2018 to 28 Apr 2019 – The 'Royalty & The Romanovs' exhibition will explore some of the works of art that passed between British and Russian Royal families.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy National Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Temple), National Portrait Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (you can walk it 10 mins), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Bond Street)
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