Ruth Leon recommends… Lizards, fancy feathered hats and trickery – National GalleryRuth Leon recommends
Lizards, fancy feathered hats and trickery – National Gallery
This requires a bit of patience as the National Gallery doesn’t make it easy to navigate but it is worth it. It’s an exhibition of paintings selected by Dr Gabriele Finaldi, the Director of the Gallery.
From Giotto to Monet and Caravaggio to Turner, experience an unusual mix of artists and styles gathered virtually here online.
Listen in as the Director gives us his personal take on 20 works in the collection; enjoy the anecdote and insight surrounding reptilian still-life props, Rococo fads and fashions and things that are not quite what they seem.
On the first screen of Rembrandt’s Belshazzar’s Feast, you’ll see, top right, a menu of all the artists in the exhibition. Click on any one to get directly to that artist’s work.
Bottom right is a question mark. Click on that for instructions to examine each work. Next to that is a frame allowing you to see each work full screen. Click within each painting for more information. Click the small arrow in the information screen for the commentary from Director Finaldi.
There, I told you it requires patience.