The National Gallery Director Gabriele Finaldi Interviewed by Art Newspaper

March 5th, 2016

The National Gallery’s new director, Gabriele Finaldi, is interviewed in the Art Newspaper this week, where he discusses his vision for the institution in relation to other British institutions.  “As time moves on, 1900 seems increasingly remote and less related to how we think about periods of history and art history,” he says.  “In artistic terms, nothing very special happens in 1900, but the 1880s and 90s are a remarkably fertile period that push forward new modes of expression, with Cubism very soon afterwards. It is slightly frustrating to reach 1900 and then not go on.” 

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