Monday, May 23, 2011

The National Gallery

After the American Indian Museum, we wen to the National Gallery. We saw an incredible exhibit called Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals. Here's a description of it from the National Gallery:

Venice inspired a school of competitive view painters whose achievements are among the most brilliant in 18th-century art. The exhibition celebrates the rich variety of these Venetian views, known as vedute, through some 20 masterworks by Canaletto and more than 30 by his rivals, including Michele Marieschi, Francesco Guardi, and Bernardo Bellotto. Responding to an art market fueled largely by the Grand Tour, these gifted painters depicted the famous monuments and vistas of Venice in different moods and seasons.

It was fantastic. Right outside the entrance was an ornate gondola.

1 comment:

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