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This immersive digital experience, inspired by Gossaert’s masterpiece, brings an entirely new perspective to one of the National Gallery’s most popular paintings.

Taking inspiration from The Adoration of the Kings (1510-15), a spectacular oil-on-oak masterpiece by Renaissance painter, Jan Gossaert, Sensing the Unseen shines a new light on this beloved work in the National Gallery’s collection, inviting audiences to explore the painting in a digital experience.

The experience begins with the voice of King Balthasar, followed by light and sound leading you to an individual pod to view an interactive version of the work. The experience features spoken word, music and ambient sound, allowing you to see minute details and unseen elements in the work.

The painting itself is an immersive exploration of birth, death and renewal, themes that come under the microscope in a new digital landscape. The exhibition also explores approaches to sound and interactive design, developed by an interdisciplinary team of gallery experts.

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Daily 11am-6pm (Fri 11am-9pm)

Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

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