If you like art in all its forms, London is the place for you. The metropolis is an adobe to one the finest galleries in the globe. Whether you fancy Old Masters or modern art, contemporary sculpture or impressionist paintings, London has an art gallery for you. Back in the day when the British economy was expanding, wealthy aristocrats and merchants began a new tradition of patronage of the arts, which has left the country today with possibly the greatest national art heritage. Here, in this article we’ve compiled a list of the greatest galleries to experience London’s art scene.
The National Gallery
The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. It is situated in Trafalgar Square in the city of Westminster, in central London. It is among the most visited art museums in the world, after the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It has a collection of more than 2,000 Western European paintings dating from the mid-13th to 1900. Here, you can explore inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh. You can also discover how Eugène Delacroix influenced generations of artists, from Matisse to Kandinsky in our special exhibition, ‘Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art’. What sweetens the deal is that: It is on show 361 days a year, free of cost.
Royal Academy of Arts
“We exist to promote art and artists – a mission we pursue through exhibitions, education and debate “. This is what describes in short, the ‘about section’ of the official Royal Academy of Arts website. The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House in London. It is an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. The RA is home to Britain’s first art school, the RA schools. These schools have trained some of the UK’s finest artists, from William Blake to 2013 Turner Prize-nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The academy is still led by many of the greatest artists and architects of the day, known as the Royal Academicians. These academicians play an important role in the exhibitions, from setting the programme to presenting their own work.
One of the oldest galleries in the network, Tate Britain is an art museum on Millbank in the city of Westminster in London. It is the home of British art from 1500 to present, including all the great British masters from the Renaissance, through Turner and Constable and the Pre-Raphaelites, to Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. Tours in Tate Britain are varied and include- Highlight tours, Tailor-made tours and Educational tours.
There are hundreds of reasons to visit these galleries. Art galleries are a fun for all age groups, you can brush up your skills and create your own masterpiece. You can find inspiration here since every painting tells a story (life, death, passion and beauty). These art galleries help you to escape from the boisterous city life into a painting.