This important new exhibition will be the first-ever to be totally devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin.
Exploring Gauguin's shift away from Impressionism towards Symbolism in the later years of his life, the exhibition uses fifty works in a variety of media including paint, paper and three-dimensions, and also unites several images of the same sitter from different collections around the world, giving us a unique opportunity to see how Gauguin treated the same subject in different media over time.
Gauguin managed to make his portraits express deep meanings beyond the personality of the sitter, for example, in his self-image as Christ in the Garden of Olives.
> Craig’s review of National Gallery – “If you only have time to visit one art gallery in London then make it this one. This is the granddaddy of galleries. The Tate Modern is supposed to be the most popular by visitor numbers but what have they got on display: a load of crushed up Coke cans and tipped-over paint pots. The National Gallery has got every great painter from the 13th-century onwards: Leonardo… continued”
William Blake — The Artist – 11 Sep 2019 to 2 Feb 2020 – Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake.
Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts – 21 Sep to 3 Dec 2019 – A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work, both old and new
Turner Prize winner, Mark Leckey – 24 Sep 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
Elizabeth Peyton — National Portrait Gallery – 3 Oct 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – An exhibition of paintings by Elizabeth Peyton, exploring her development from the 1990s to the present day.
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters – 17 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The National Portrait Gallery will be exploring the untold story and contributions of twelve women from the Pre-Raphaelite Movement.
Nam June Paik — The Future Is Now – 17 Oct 2019 to 9 Feb 2020 – Nam June Paik's pioneering use of video and media images will be explored in a major new retrospective at the Tate Modern
Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery – 23 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – A major retrospective of Bridget Riley's work, including her iconic black-and-white paintings and colour canvases
Find more art exhibitions in October
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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