Get a closer look at Bermejo with our catalogue
Written to accompany the 'Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance' exhibition, this book is an exploration of Bermejo's dazzling 15th century masterpiece, 'Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil'. Find out more.
Cranach and the Courtauld
September's Picture of the Month: The Healing of the Man born Blind
In Room 52 you can see a small fragment of one of the most celebrated Early Renaissance paintings ever made. Find out more about this work by Duccio with our picture of the month.
Room 25: new art for a new nation
In Room 25 you can see prime examples of what were newly independent artistic genres, including landscape, still life, portraiture and scenes of 17th-century Dutch domestic life, including works by Hendrick ter Brugghen, one of the main Dutch followers of the Italian artist Caravaggio.
Room 19: land and water
Landscape has always played a vital role in painting, but it was in 16th-century Flanders that landscape evolved into an independent genre. Flemish immigrant artists introduced these recent developments to the fledgling Dutch Republic. It is thus that a country characterised by an ostensibly uninspiring flat landscape produced some of the greatest landscape painters in Western art. You can see some examples of these paintings in Room 19.
Dutch Portraits in Room 23
Dutch citizens from the newly affluent mercantile class were as keen to commission portraits of themselves and their families as were their aristocratic counterparts. Come along to Room 23 to see portraits by Frans Hals, Casper Netscher, Ferdinand Bol, and more.
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The drama of Caravaggio
Arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravaggio's short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works. Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravaggio's paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe. Get a taste for the drama with three of his paintings here.
Rembrandt's self portraits
Rembrandt painted more self portraits than any other 17th century artist and we have two of them in our collection. Compare and contrast his self portraits at age 34 and 63 here or come face to face with them in Room 22.
New loan: Cézanne's 'The Sea at L'Estaque'
Pop into Room 41 to see a new loan by Cézanne from a private collection. This work was painted when Cézanne was staying at L'Estaque, a fishing village near Marseille. He worked out-of-doors, focussing on the violent Mediterranean light and its ability to both enhance colours and flatten volumes.
"It's like a playing card", he wrote, "Red roofs against the blue sea".
Who was Bartolomé Bermejo?
Bermejo is the focus of our new free exhibition, Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance, but who was he and why is his life shrouded in mystery?