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Experience Northern Renaissance works at the Queen's Gallery for things to do in London
Published: Friday 9th of November 2012
Art lovers looking for things to do in London should head straight to the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, which constantly holds fantastic exhibitions.
The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein, which is running until Sunday April 14th.
It looks at the 15th and 16th centuries, which were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe.
A time of power struggles between monarchs, religious reformation and scholarly enlightenment, the era provided an inspirational backdrop for artists, who produced works with extremely diverse subject matter as well as top-class technical skill.
People visiting the exhibition will find that it brings together more than 100 works by some of the greatest Northern European artists from the time.
Highlights include prints and drawings by Albrecht Durer, preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger which are displayed alongside the finished oil portraits, and mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
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