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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

The Courtauld Gallery might be closed for refurbishment but you can still see some of their paintings dotted around the Gallery, including Cranach's 'Adam and Eve' in Room 4.

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.

Treat your shelf

Shop some of the gorgeous books in the National Gallery Bookshop, including Prestel's 'Masters of Art' series'The National Gallery Companion Guide' or have a look at our range of children's activity books.

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? 

Find out with 10 things you should know