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National Gallery London

The National Gallery in London is located in between North Trafalgar Square and Orange Street. The National Gallery, London has more than 2,300 paintings from 1250-1900. The collection at the gallery is especially noted for its High Renaissance work and Impressionist art works.

History of the National Gallery, London:

The National Gallery in London was established in 1824 on 10th May after a war debt repayment by Austria. The gallery was originally situated in Pall Mall; the location was later shifted to Trafalgar Square due to lack of space. The London based National Gallery has undergone several changes including expansions. Future expansions include a West Wing along with a public staircase. The time graph for these projects has not been mentioned.

Collection at the National Gallery of London:

The collection of the gallery is renowned for its wide art historical scope.

The collection includes art works by prominent artists like Paolo Uccello, Jan Van Eyck, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michealangelo, Rapheal, Titian, Agnolo Bronzino, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velazquez, Anthony van Dyck, Rembrandt, John Constable, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

The National Gallery, London has often been the center of controversies. One of the persisting controversies regarding the museum has been its inadequacy in housing the art works and its policy of preserving the paintings. The National Gallery, London has frequently been the subject of controversies for mismatch of artistsí name with the paintings. The gallery has run a scheme since 1989 to provide contemporary artists with a studio to recreate works from the permanent collections. The artist holds the position of associate artists for two years and is exhibited in the National Gallery at the end of their tenure. The National Gallery, London has gained international acclaim. Even though the museum has a smaller collection compared o other major art galleries like the Louvre, it is an impressive collection nevertheless.

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