Sure. I love visiting the galleries. I live in London so sometimes I am spoilt for choice. I can easily spend 3-4 hours just walking around, absorbing the atmosphere and looking at the art. Unfortunately, I cannot even paint my nails, let alone a masterpiece. However, I guess there is always time 🙂
The London Group was set up in 1913 as a counterbalance to the Royal Academy which some artists found stuffy and traditional. The Group is still going strong and this year’s exhibition is at the Hulbert Gallery as she was a member of the London Group for some years and it is based in her former home where she retired to after leaving London. I’m not able to explain what the exhibition is ‘about’ – each piece is totally different, lots of different media including video….
I have no art training or knowledge but still love wandering around a gallery to see what talks to me. There is a photography exhibition of rock icons from the 70s at a museum in Bath that I’m hoping to visit next week.
I never had much interest in art until my girlfriend of the time, dragged me into the National Gallery during a short break in London. Something about Turner’s “Fighting Temeraire” completely enthralled me. Suddenly I felt that I could see WHY the artist felt that it was a moment in time that deserved to be captured. I still find it a fascinating painting and while I don’t spend much time in London these days, I still visit the NG whenever I can to look at it again.