London - Tour at the National Gallery
The National Gallery is the UK’s prize collection of western European art. This tour will look at how artistic techniques, attitudes, and aspirations developed, told through iconic examples of each artistic style.
We will follow the development of art from medieval altarpieces and British masterpieces like the Wilton Diptych, through the new techniques explored during the Renaissance that allowed artists to create more and more realistic paintings in the works of Jan van Eyck, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, and Holbein.
We will then explore the 17th-century history, landscape, portrait and genre paintings through the works of masters such as Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Claude, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.
A previous tour in 2019 just about managed to cover the entire story of western art up to 1900 but was a bit of a rush (and a marathon for Caroline!). This tour will give you an overview of the story of art over this shorter innovative 400 year period.
If you would like to attend this event, please book online using the link below.
Please note only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to become one, please visit www.camsoclon.org.