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Rebels and Martyrs - National Gallery

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW exhibition for summer, Rebels and Martyrs, runs until August 28, 2006, in the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery.

The exhibition looks at the artist as a tortured and misunderstood genius, a rebel battling against society, and traces the development of this idea from the birth of Romanticism through to the early 20th century and the avant-garde.

Featuring works by some of the period’s most important artists – among them Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, Picasso and Schiele – Rebels and Martyrs explores the personas they either adopted or promoted.

These include bohemian and dandy, as well as priest, monk and martyr.

For more information call 0870 906 3891 or visit the National Gallery website.

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