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Rembrandt: The Late Works

Renaissance art, Masterpiece

  • Rating: 5/5

It takes balls to show the best works first (museum etiquette dictates a sprinkling of masterpieces), so the National Gallery displays some hefty cojones by exhibiting probably the finest group of paintings anywhere in the world at the very start of this...

Rembrandt: The Late Works
  1. Fri Oct 24 – Sun Jan 18 2015
  2. National Gallery
  3. £18, £9-16 concs
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Scott V
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Sometime between 1565 and 1570, Giovanni Battista Moroni painted Il Tagliapani (The Tailor) on view in the National Gallery's Room 12.

Il Tagliapani emerges from black space a free man without pretension but with a diginified chest and a judging eye.  He wears a cream-coloured rough-textured doublet, dotted lines flowing down the front.  A brown belt decorates his waist.  Blood red round hose completes the clothing.  His right hand, clasping gleaming black shears, rests on a table.  He is about to slit black material along a dotted line. 

Moroni's depiction of Il Tagliapani as the equal of his clientele is a great achievement for a Sixteenth Century painter, but there is more. 

Shears may be used as a tool or a weapon, depending on necessity.

Moroni anticipates five hundred years of history.

Stevie King

Van Gogh exhibit is a must see for any art lover, it's truly moving to see his most famous pieces together, absolutely beautiful. Whole gallery is amazing.

Harvey Appleby

This is an essential visit to an old friend, majestic, personal, inspiring and full of hidden treasure. Always stopping to see the breathtaking delaroche "execution of lady jane grey", a powerful, tragic and vast piece of work. The National Gallery is truly a space for everyone, anyone, all of us.

Kirsten

A perfect place to keep an eye on for different exhibitions to lose yourself in. Wonderful building as well.