Upcoming Exhibitions at the National Gallery

Caravaggio, 'Boy Bitten by a Lizard'. Copyright of the National Gallery, London.
Beyond Caravaggio 

11 February – 14 May 2017 | Beit Wing

Tickets are now on sale for this exhibition.  Caravaggio is widely acknowledged as bringing a revolution to painting during the Baroque period with his dramatic use of light and uncompromising realism. His work had a long-lasting and wide-reaching influence across Europe. This exhibition brings together over 40 major works which will show the ways in which a large number of artists adopted Caravaggio’s ideas and developed them to become masters in their own right. 

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Copyright the artist's estate
The Art of Margaret Clarke RHA (1884-1964) (working title)

13 May – 20 August 2017  | Print Gallery

This exhibition will re-evaluate the work of this once well-regarded member of the artistic establishment, whose reputation has faded from view. The exhibition will examine the development of Margaret Clarke’s style, from her time at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art through to her later period when she produced a number of striking works based on diverse themes. Immediate likenesses of Clarke’s family and close friends, attesting to her skill as a sensitive, perceptive portraitist, will be shown alongside commissioned portraits. 

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

17 June– 17 September 2017 |  Beit Wing 

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin is organising a landmark exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition will explore the fascinating network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer and Dutch genre painters of the period 1650–1675. . 

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The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Frederic William Burton

25 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 |  Beit Wing 

This exhibition presents an opportunity to look afresh at the work of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900). The exhibition will explore all aspects of his career as an artist, including his early portrait miniatures and subjects inspired by the West of Ireland. It will also look at his period in Germany, and his tenure as director of the National Gallery, London.

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