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A First for the Louvre and an Omission in the National Gallery. (Art History Today)

An interesting history-related post from Art History Today:

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Georges de La Tour, Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop, 1645, oil on canvas, 137 x 101 cm.

 

Reading Art History News and the Tribune de l'Art posts about the Louvre's acquisition of a painter, hitherto unrepresented in that museum, Jean Le Clerc, got me thinking about a glaring 17th century French omission in our own National Gallery. This is a painter who may have influenced Le Clerc, Georges de La Tour. Though the gallery has a good collection of the French school, Poussin, Claude, Mignard, Le Sueur, the Le Nain, Champaigne, Vouet, it doesn’t posses a La Tour, though ...

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Room for more Gallery Warders? (Art History Today)

An interesting history-related post from Art History Today:

National-Gallery-of-London_Interior-view_7564 The answer is a resounding yes, but despite the looming flagship Leonardo exhibition, as this Guardian article reports, the National Gallery is pressing ahead with its plans to have warders guard two rooms instead of one. This comes a few weeks after the attack on Poussin’s art, and amid claims that the gallery’s security is on a par with other leading museums. Really? Surely Artwatch UK’s Michael Daley is right to express concern at this policy. As he’s quoted in the Guardian:

"The most alert and attentive person cannot be in two places at once … and cannot see ...

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National Gallery occupied 9/12/10 (Art History Today)

An interesting history-related post from Art History Today:

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Nearly every museum and art school seems to be in occupation these days.  

This time it's the National Gallery's turn.  

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