57 hours in London : National Gallery

 

I finally found the time to finish up my series of posts about my visit to London at the beginning of April. Last on the list was the National Gallery, hope you enjoy!

It has been years since my first visit to the National Gallery and I really don’t remember anything. Mainly because it was ten years ago and I wasn’t that involved with art back then. But anyway, I went to the National Gallery on the third and last day of our trip.

The main reason why we planned to visit the National gallery was because of the exhibition Rubens and RembrandtThe wonderful thing is that it was completely free. The exhibition in itself was only two rooms, but it’s filled with so many grand pieces by the two masters that your time is worth it. I’ve seen a lot of the shown pieces in books and it was wonderful to view them in real life. My jaw literally dropped when I saw Rubens’s Samson and Delilah.

 

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Peter Paul Rubens

 

 

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Rembrandt Van Rijn

 

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Peter Paul Rubens

 

Besides visiting the exhibition, we took the time to walk around in the permanent halls. There was this one room that really stuck with me, I was pleasantly suprised how they put their pieces on display there. The first two photos show how they placed different walls in a grand hall, everything was chronological. I really enjoyed walking through this room, it felt like a short time travel. 

 

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Jean-Louis-André-Théodore Géricault

 

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Caspar David Friedrich

 

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Lorenzo Lotto

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Joachim Beuckelaer

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Quentin Metsys

 

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Quentin Metsys

 

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Bronzino

 

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Correggio

 

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Rogier van der Weyden

 

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Robert Campin

 

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Jan Van Eyck

 

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Sandro Botticelli

 

F O L L O W   E M I T T R A   O N

I N S T A G R A M

F A C E B O O K

 

 

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