Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene

Witness Cagnacci’s masterpiece, on display in the UK for the first time in over thirty years. A pupil of Guido Reni, Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663) was an extraordinarily original talent and one of the most accomplished Italian painters of the Baroque period, yet he is not represented in any UK public collection. 'The Repentant Magdalene' is a major loan from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, which invites visitors to appreciate Cagnacci’s astonishing naturalism and the characteristic sensuality of his paintings, in what is unquestionably the greatest painting he ever produced.

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Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

Event at National Gallery until 07.05.2018 0:00

A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of...

Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Temporary exhibition at National Gallery until 02.04.2018

Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini...

Stores of Art: 1600-1700

Event at National Gallery until 28.03.2018 16:00

Including art by Rembrandt and Caravaggio. Admission £150 £125 concessions £100 Members Website...

Murillo: The Self Portraits

Event at National Gallery until 21.05.2018 18:00

Marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, the exhibition reunites the two known ‘Self Portraits’ by the artist: one of Murillo in his thirties from the Frick Collection, New York (about 1650–5) and...

Manod: The Nation’s Treasure Caves

Event at National Gallery until 08.04.2018 18:00

Twenty-four archival photographs documenting the removal of our paintings to Manod in Snowdonia, together with five photographs of the quarry as it appears today by Robin Friend, will be on display....

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