It's been over 100 years since David Bomberg's first solo show at the National Gallery, and now they're putting on an exhibition of his early works alongside some of the masterpieces that inspired him.
Bomberg would look at other famous paintings in the Gallery for his inspiration, including Old Masters by Michelangelo and Botticelli, and used them to build the language of early 20th-century modernist art.
> 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”
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
Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits – 27 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The Royal Academy's landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freud's self-portraits in a single exhibition
George IV — Art & Spectacle – 15 Nov 2019 to 4 May 2020 – An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy – 24 Nov 2019 to 23 Feb 2020 – Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
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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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