пятница, 13 декабря 2013 г.

Best London Galleries

A trip to England is a wonderful opportunity to touch a living legend, walk down the pavements, get acquainted with the noble Englishmen, enjoy the traditions and the real English comfort. England is a country with a great colonial past and a prosperous present. It has aristocratic traditions and the masterpieces of art gathered from all over the world. Your trip to England would not be extremely interesting without visiting London.

London is not just the capital of Great Britain. It can even be called the capital of the world. London is a center of global economy, trade and fashion. Moreover, it is the largest traffic junction. London houses such historical masterpieces as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Tower, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and many others. London Galleries are particularly interesting and deserve special attention. These galleries are a unique treasury of British and world art.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is a gallery that has the world’s largest collection of British art. Here you can enjoy the works of Turner, Gainsborough and the other British and foreign artists. In fact, one gallery is not enough to comprise the whole collection. That’s why, the works of art have been divided among 4 galleries – Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives. Tate Britain exhibits mainly the works of British artists from 15th century till present day. Admission is free for all visitors.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a gallery of modern art. Tate Modern offers you to see the works of Picasso, Gauguin, Andy Warhol and the masterpieces of the other outstanding artists. Along with paintings and sculptures, you can also see installations in Tate Modern. Some of these installations are even dynamic. Unfortunately, not all people can understand the contemporary art. In one way or another, you are going to like Tate Modern. By the way, admission is free.

National Gallery

National Gallery is located on Trafalgar Square. It represents the works of Western artists from 13th to 19th century. Enjoy the real beauty of the paintings that belong to Renoir, Van Gogh, Botticelli, Constable and Stubbs. Admission is also free. National Gallery has a website where you can see the most interesting paintings and get acquainted with the latest researches.

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery is situated on Trafalgar Square. Admission is free. The portraits of the famous and historically important British people are exhibited here. This gallery will never leave you indifferent. When you go from one hall to another, you can see how the history of Great Britain develops. This is amazing, isn’t it? The Gallery houses the portraits of the most outstanding British monarchs – Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Here you can also find the portraits of Shakespeare, Darwin, Defoe, etc.

Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery is a gallery of contemporary art. Charles Saatchi who wanted to show his collection to the public opened this gallery in 1985. There are many opinions about this controversial collector. Some people like the works exhibited here, while the others are not very much pleased with them. But if you have a strong nervous system, welcome to the Saatchi Gallery!