Art Highlights from London

Select art I enjoyed from my recent trip to London:

From Apsley House:

–photo from Wikipedia
Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker, Antonio Canova, 1802-1806, white marble,
345 cm (136 in), Apsley House, London

Apsley House is also known as the Wellington Museum. It is situated on Hyde Park Corner and is the residence of the current Duke of Wellington. Eight rooms are open to the public showcasing the art and objects given to and collected by the first Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon in the Peninsular War.

From the British Museum:

–photo from Wikipedia
The King’s Library or the Enlightenment Gallery in the British Museum

This gallery shows what the British Museum looked like to people during the Enlightenment Age and is housed in the space of the museum that used to be the King’s Library. 

From the National Gallery:

Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh, 1888, oil on canvas,
92.1 cm × 73 cm (36.2 in × 28.7 in), National Gallery, London

This painting by van Gogh is one of my personal favorites, probably because my grandparents had a reproduction in their TV room for many years.

From the National Portrait Gallery:

Prince William of Wales; Prince Henry of Wales, Nicola Jane (‘Nicky’) Philipps, 2009,
oil on canvas, 54 1/8 in. x 58 1/8 in. (1374 mm x 1475 mm), National Portrait Gallery, London

From the Museum of London:

–Chain mail shirt from the 14th Century

The Museum of London was amazing and there were so many interesting artifacts and objects of interest. This city museum tells the history of London from Roman times to the present day.

From the Tate Modern:

-Calder mobile, Alexander Calder, circa 1932, metal, wood, wire and string,
unconfirmed: 1500 x 2000 x 2000 mm, Tate Modern, London

This picture does not do this work by Calder justice. I really enjoy observing Calder’s mobiles.

  2 comments for “Art Highlights from London

  1. November 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    LOVE van gogh’s sunflowers!

  2. November 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Me, too, Pam! That yellow was really bright. And near them was his Yellow Chair. It was very bright, too. Loved all the van Gogh’s there. As usual when I see anything of his . . .

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