Oops! When Artists (and Curators) Make Mistakes
''Pentimenti: from the Italian 'pentirsi', to repent or change your mind'
Even the best in their field make mistakes. That's why artists have a word for it. Join curator Betsy Wieseman for an insider's guide, revealing how a closer look at paintings can uncover serious rethinking on the part of both artists and curators. From momentous re-attributions of paintings to curious details that tell a great deal about how artists made their works, this private tour will explore hidden stories that aren't often mentioned on our wall labels.
Friday Late Social
Start your weekend here. Join National Gallery experts for a glass of wine in the café followed by a talk in the Gallery. Present your ticket in the café after the event and you will receive a 25% discount on food and a complimentary glass of wine.
Image above: Detail from Raphael, 'Portrait of Pope Julius II', 1511