National Gallery is a magnificent Georgian edifice on the northern side of Trafalgar Square , housing a massive collection of ... More
National Gallery (The)
National Gallery is a magnificent Georgian edifice on the northern side of Trafalgar Square , housing a massive collection of Western European art. Started in 1838, you can find the works of Master Leonardo Da Vinci in the Sainsbury wing of the gallery, alongside Botticelli and Bellini. The west wing contains works by Titian, Michelangelo and Raphael, the north wing contains works by Rubens, Rembrandt and Caravaggio, and the east wing contains works by Seurat, Canaletto, Degas and Monet. A portable CD guide is available in six different languages.
I am not a big fan of paintings, but my wife is, so we went. Some great works of art are in this building and its all free. The only painting I knew of and wanted to see was "Sun Flowers". Even I knew of this painting and I know nothing about art. We follow the map into the room where this masterpiece is kept. I walk up to area it is kept and look up at empty wall, with a small sign saying it was on tour. The gift shop had sun flowers everywhere, so that is where I had to see it. Maybe next time I will catch it. So if your are interest in only seeing a a certain painting, I would call ahead and see if it is there. Since it was free it was no big deal, but If I had to pay, it would have been a different story. Worth the free trip and it is right near the start of the walking tours offered by the Big Bus Company.
Gagosian Gallery is rather small, but don't let that you fool you, it contains great modern and contemporary artwork. Gagosian
Gallery has been represented by John Currin, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol. The exhibitions include paintings, structures and even ...
Commenced in 1968, the Hayward Gallery is housed in a rather grim concrete building, an architectural style that could be
described as brutal. Despite outward appearances, the Hayward boasts one of the largest and most versatile temporary art exhibition ...
Trafalgar Square was built following the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The man responsible for this famous naval victory, which
finally destroyed French naval power and secured Britain from invasion, was Admiral Horatio Nelson. A column, with statue of ...