National Gallery launches new online programme of expert talks to boost nation's creativity

The National Gallery today launches an online programme of expert talks that explore the creative possibilities of staying at home.

The series - called The Nation’s Gallery, in the nation’s homes - will look at how artists through the years created works from home and of domestic items around them.

In the first talk, called A Curated Look, gallery staff will speak from their own living rooms about specific pieces that celebrate domestic activities such as playing music and cards.

Among the works discussed will be Chardin’s The House of Cards, Manet’s Eva Gonzalez, Combing the Hair by Degas and Vermeer’s Young Woman Standing at a Virginal.

The National Gallery is also one of the museums which has opened its doors virtually, with interactive tours of the famous paintings. Its two major spring exhibitions on Titian and Artemisia Gentileschi have not been able to open, but you can find out more about Gentileschi with our guide, and watch the BBC's behind-the-scenes programme about Titian on iPlayer.
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