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Italian Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery

Date Posted: 25/04/14

Italian Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery

Fans of Italian architecture should head to the National Gallery this spring where there will be a new exhibition looking at its role within Italian Renaissance paintings of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.

Running from April 30th to September 21st, 'Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting' is the first display of its kind in Britain.

The exhibition aims to increase visitors' appreciation and understanding of some of the most exquisite paintings and show how artists depict buildings and their materials.

It will feature works by Italian artists such as Duccio, Botticelli, Crivelli. Visitors should also look out for highlights such as Venetian master Sebastiano del Piombo's 'The Judgement of Solomon' and 'The Ruskin Madonna' by Andrea del Verrocchio.

Caroline Campbell, Curator of Italian Paintings Before 1500 at the National Gallery, said: ''This exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to think about how pictures can achieve an architectural sort of beauty. We can look beyond perspective to appreciate the imagined and fantastical spaces created by architecture.''

Visit the National Gallery on a London weekend break.

Posted by Victoria Stathers

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