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Orazio Gentileschi

London's National Gallery launches public campaign to fund last £2m to buy Orazio Gentileschi masterpiece

The 17th-century painting The Finding of Moses was painted in London for Charles I and represented the birth of Charles II

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Discoveries

Revealed: the story behind the Gauguin paintings buried with a young boy in Tahiti

The artist befriended the child of his neighbours, and had given two paintings for the boy’s nursery

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Brexit

New deadline creates problems for National Gallery's 'Brexit-ready' exhibition schedule

Museum has avoided transporting loans to and from Europe around 31 October “deadline”, but the last-minute extension to next January may cause shipping issues

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Research

Gauguin’s Tahitian lover may be more fantasy than reality

As the National Gallery's exhibition opens in London, an expert speculates that the teenager in his Polynesian works could be a composite of women the painter encountered

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In the frame

Internet supremo Tim Berners-Lee's arty epiphany

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Leonardo da Vinci

'Immersive experience' at London's National Gallery to reveal secrets of Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks

X-rays showing artist's original composition reveal that angel and Infant Christ were positioned higher up

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin exhibitions in Ottawa and London will feature tributes to Van Gogh

Tahitian still lifes of sunflowers are surrogate portraits of his Yellow House friend

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Museums & Heritage

X-ray of Uffizi's Artemisia Gentileschi reveals a tantalising underpainting

The portrait has striking similarities to a recent acquisition by the National Gallery in London

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Law

National Gallery's art educators owed same rights as permanent staff, London tribunal rules

NG27 group's case is described as first in public sector to address concerns over “gig economy” but museum says there will be implications

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Obituaries

Tributes for the art historian Sister Wendy Beckett who has died, aged 88

Her unscripted commentaries on Rembrandt, Monet and Leonardo da Vinci turned her into an unlikely television star

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Exhibitions

London's National Gallery plans major Artemisia Gentileschi show in 2020

Exhibition of Europe’s greatest female Old Master will include museum's freshly conserved acquisition

Analysis
The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Exhibitions

Two become one: Mantegna painting reunited in National Gallery London show for first time in up to 500 years

The upper panel in the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo was only recently re-attributed to the Italian Renaissance master

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Podcast

Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers

In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction

Podcast

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art educators take London's National Gallery to employment tribunal in 'gig economy' dispute

Artists and lecturers are crowdfunding for legal fees in bid to win employee status

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Attribution

Leiden Collection shows off two ‘new’ Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Rediscovered portraits are due to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2019

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The Buck stopped here

How Tacita Dean 'seduced' her famous subjects to capture their essence

Analysis

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson on how his light installation at the National Gallery changes perceptions—in more ways than one

This exclusive extract by the Danish-Icelandic artist accompanies the London museum’s Monochrome show