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National Gallery Videos – with Subtitles

1. 5-minutes with Turner

How often do you just glance at a painting?

Do you experience it any differently when you take the time to look, slowly?

Take five minutes to look slowly at Turner’s painting of the Great Western Railway.

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2. A curated look at: working from home

A look at paintings that depict interiors and people at home.

Presented by Francesca Whitlum-Cooper.

Francesca is the Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator of Paintings at the National Gallery, London.

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3. Make and create

A collage inspired by Rousseau’s ‘Surprised!

All you need to take part is: 

  • Old magazines or newspapers
  • Paper or card
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Coloured pencils 

And watch how Bethan does it!

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4. Lake Keitele

Gallen-Kallela‘s painted this whilst in isolation.

This view of a Finnish lake offers a moment of calm.

Yet, there is a hint of darkness.

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5. Love and punishment

Arrows in Art

Discover the meaning of arrows in art with Carlo Corsato

From cupid’s bow

to Odysseus‘s archery skills.

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This page was created by Jayne Lindsay and Abi Roper with materials from the National Gallery.