21st January 2010
Art Trip To The National Gallery
This year’s Art trip was really not that inspirational to me, as it was rushed and we only had about 2 hours and 15 minutes in the National Gallery, which was not enough time to explore the gallery or to find our favourite piece of Art. However, with the help of Emily Miller, with whom I toured the galleries, I managed to find the one Artwork that I really love and admire. The moment we walked in the National Gallery, she started looking for this work she told me she saw a few months ago, so we asked one of the tour guys where it is and he pointed us out to room 2. Before actually seeing this piece, she told me it was incredible, and honestly, it was way better than what I expected it to be. We decided to leave time to draw it at the end of our tour, but time was so little that we hardly even got the chance to draw two other paintings. However, I was pleased that we seemed to like the same kind of style and we didn’t stop at any paintings that she or I didn’t like.
This was not my first visit to this gallery, at least as I remember. I have a really strong photographic memory and I tend to remember places that I’ve been to, but I can’t always figure out when and with who I was, which is weird because we didn’t have a trip to the National Gallery last year, maybe it was only a déjà vu. Nevertheless, I really admire the public collection of the National Gallery, even though I only really like a few pieces from the ones I’ve seen. I think this collection, reflects the brilliance of artists born decades ago and also all major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists. Also the fact that these artists spend years in doing one piece of art just amazes me, because I know that I will never be able to dedicate myself as much. Anyway, the Gallery was founded in 1824, but it did not acquire its current home, designed...
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