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Clive Head: An Artist's Perspective

Take a tour of the National Gallery’s collection with artist Clive Head – discover how painters throughout history have constructed architecture and space.

To coincide with the Sainsbury Wing exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, the National Gallery has invited artist Clive Head to show work that considers the urban landscape in Clive Head: Modern Perspectives.

Head combines site drawings, photography and studio studies to create multiple views in a single painting. His display features three paintings, exploring the experience of looking and moving around spaces in London.

About the tour

For this tour, Head has selected five National Gallery paintings. Discover the extraordinary spatial games Turner played and the Impressionist’s subversive use of photographic perspective..

Paintings in the tour

Banner image above: Detail from Clive Head working on the painting, 'Leaving the Underground', 2010. Photo © John Gibbons