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Making ColourThe first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of silver and gold. The history of colour is tied in with the discovery and development of the raw materials used to create dye, so the exhibition charts the trade routes developed over 700 years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement.

 

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The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. More about National Gallery

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Making Colour  Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London  

   
Making Colour - Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London

Making Colour Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London 


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National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Portraits and Portraiture
PRICING  Adult £14-£16, Senior £12-£14, Student £7-£8
DATES  12th October 2016 to 15th January 2017
VENUE  National Gallery 
The National Gallery hangs its Caravaggio masterpiece, 'Supper at Emmaus', alongside approximately 50 paintings by the great Italian Baroque artist and his followers so we can see him in context, at the root of an international artistic phenomenon. Using artworks drawn from museums, National Trust houses and private collections throughout the UK, t... More about this event
 
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Making Colour

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Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Making Colour

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21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Making Colour

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