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Paintings in depth
Learn more about the National Gallery paintings – the in-depth stories behind the art
A unique opportunity to compare and contrast two versions of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' - one from The National Gallery, London, one from Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
In the line of fire: Manet's 'The Execution of Maximilian'
Who are the men in Manet's masterpiece? Learn about the history of its subjects and how the painting ended up in fragments on the National Gallery walls.
The hidden Leonardo
Uncover the hidden painting behind one of the most celebrated masterpieces at the Gallery, Leonardo's 'The Virgin of the Rocks'.
Sunflowers: symbols of happiness
Yellow symbolised happiness for Van Gogh. Read about his famous 'Sunflowers' paintings and the story of his life.
Learn how to identify saints in National Gallery paintings. Follow their legends and discover more about their special roles
Paintings in depth: Diana and Actaeon
Find out about the commission, the story and the painting.
Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire
Find out about Turner's celebrated depiction of the last voyage of an old war hero - The Fighting Temeraire.
How to spot a Raphael
Discover how the National Gallery was able to identify 'The Madonna of the Pinks' as a work by Raphael.
The Grand Tour
Discover how the adventures of young aristocrats had a lasting impact on the National Gallery Collection.
The real Madame de Pompadour
Find out about the powerful woman depicted in Drouais's portrait: Louis XV's most powerful courtesan, Madame de Pompadour
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