Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

For the first time ever, a major retrospective of photography will be taking place at the National Gallery.

The show looks at how photographers from the 19th Century to the present day have taken an inspiration from the Old Masters.

Almost 90 pictures by leading British and French photographers, including Martin Parr, Craggie Horsfield, Sam Taylor- Wood, Richard Billingham and Julia Margaret Cameron, will be hung alongside works from the Gallery's collection, and there'll be specially commissioned videos.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885

Entry details

£6 with National Art Pass (standard entry £12)


Daily, 10am – 6pm (Fri, 10am – 9pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Telephone 020 7747 2885

What the critics say


If the show has a star, it is Julia Margaret Cameron, who is presented here as an artist working in opposition to the prevailing taste for the bright colours and hard-edged detail of Pre-Raphaelitism.


The best works in this exhibition show the inspiring effect that tradition can have in the right photographers' hands