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The National Gallery in Asia...

“From Botticelli to Van Gogh”: 52 National Gallery masterpieces will tour Asia in 2023 and early 2024.

This exhibition, a veritable "National Gallery in miniature", will present paintings by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Constable, Monet and Van Gogh. The first stop will be the Shanghai Museum from January 17 to May 7, 2023 and will see the National Gallery's first-ever exhibition in China.

Claude-Oscar Monet The Water-Lily Pond 1899 (c) National Gallery, London
Claude-Oscar Monet The Water-Lily Pond 1899 (c) National Gallery, London

The exhibition has eight sections - Botticelli and painting in 15th century Italy, Raphael and the Italian High Renaissance, Gossaert and the Northern Renaissance, Caravaggio and Baroque painting in Italy and Spain, Rembrandt and 17th century painting in Northern Europe, Canaletto and European Painting, Van Gogh and the Impressionists and Turner and painting in Britain.

Vincent Van Gogh. Herbes hautes et papillons. 1890.. © National Gallery .
Vincent Van Gogh. Herbes hautes et papillons. 1890.. © National Gallery .

Dr. Chu Xiaobo, Director of the Shanghai Museum, said: "We are delighted to work together to bring the National Gallery's masterpieces to Shanghai, to share its prestigious collection of Western art for the first time. with Chinese audiences."

Alfred Sisley : Effet neige à Louveciennes, 1874 Huile sur toile, 54 x 65 cm Collection Hasso Plattner
One of the rooms of the National Gallery. © National Gallery London

The National Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in the world. Founded by the British Parliament in 1824, the gallery houses the national collection of Western European paintings from the late 13th to early 20th centuries.


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