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Making art together
Bethan explores the idea of collaboration, with a little help from her friends
Remembering
Priyesh Mistry reflects on paintings that pay tribute to and commemorate loved ones
Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'
Grandiose. Monumental. Chas and Dave? Find out what people had to say about 'The Ambassadors'
July 2020: A Regatta on the Grand Canal
Canaletto's view of Venice's famous canal has been voted your picture of the month
Can you spot some of the bugs and critters hiding in our pictures?
Bonheur's 'The Horse Fair'
Can you hear the thunder of hooves and smell the horse market?
Self portraits
Learn how to make self portraits using different techniques, with Bethan and Gus the cat
Gainsborough's 'Mr and Mrs Andrews'
From Jeremy Vine to a parish priest, find out why Gainsborough's painting has intrigued people for centuries
June 2020: Self Portrait in a Straw Hat
Voted your picture of the month: Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun's intriguing self portrait
Angels
Joost Joustra decodes paintings of angels
Kindness
Christine Riding shares images of compassion and generosity towards family, friends, neighbours and complete strangers
Construct a still life
From humble pieces of fruit to epic tablescapes, watch how artist Nick Pace constructs still-life scenes from household items
A portrait of Gainsborough's daughter Margaret is reunited with pictures of her family
Redon's 'Ophelia among the Flowers'
Lose yourself in Redon's symphony of colour
Explore how artists have painted healers throughout history, from biblical figures to eminent doctors who made groundbreaking discoveries
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Make and create
A curated look

Short talks from our curators, filmed from their homes for you to enjoy in yours

5-minute meditations

Let go of thoughts of the past and worries for the future with a mindful look at one painting

Women artists in the collection
Behind the scenes

Latest films

28 videos

Make and create: Making art together

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5:55

Holbein's Ambassadors: theories, questions and what you need to know

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10:34

5-minute meditation: Redon's 'Ophelia among the Flowers'

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4:56

Make and create: Self portraits

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5:09

A curated look at: angels

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11:56

A curated look at: kindness

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11:00

One painting, many voices

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12:05

Make and create: Construct your own still life

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10:00

Make and create: drawing Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'

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8:43

'Saint Jerome in his Study' in 10 minutes

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8:52

5-minute meditation with Turner's 'Rain, Steam, and Speed'

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4:35

A curated look at: A day in the countryside

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10:44

Make and create: a collage inspired by Rousseau's 'Surprised!'

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9:47

A curated look at: working from home

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17:20

Love and Punishment

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7:56

Cleavers, poison and snakes

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5:56

Birds and death in paintings

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4:55

Art restoration of one of our largest paintings: Cleaning Van Dyck's '...

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11:31

Restoring Leonardo's 'The Virgin of the Rocks'

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41:09

Curator’s Introduction to ‘Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece’

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43:13

Eight female artists from art history

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10:08

The art restoration plan for Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait'

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2:28

Cleaning Artemisia Gentileschi's 'Self Portrait'

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5:45

Why are there so few female artists in the National Gallery?

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4:59

The women who shaped our collection

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4:31

Artemisia visits Glasgow Women’s Library

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Artemisia Visits - the full journey

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Artemisia visits a prison

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