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12 March 2012 / leggypeggy

Enlighten at the National Gallery

Saint Sebastian by Raphael at the old main entrance to the National Gallery

I’ll write more about the National Gallery another time, but here’s a chance for me to share some of the great images that were displayed on its façade as part of this year’s Enlighten exhibition in Canberra, Australia’s national capital.

These images are from the gallery’s current Renaissance exhibition, which opened in December and closes 9 April 2012.

The images were protected on to two gallery surfaces—a tall wall which is over the gallery’s original entrance and a huge wall at street level. There are two entrances at street level—a new major one and a minor one, which is shown in many of these photos.

The Renaissance exhibit features 15th and 16th century Italian paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo. It includes works by Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, Bellini and many more.

I’ve added captions to name the painting and its artist.

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