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Highlights were the History of Science museum where I got up close and personal with Einstein's blackboard, the Graham Sutherland exhibition at the Oxford gallery of Modern Art, and buying a metric ton of postcards in Blackwells book shop and the Bodelian library
|Devastation, East End Street, 1941 by Graham Sutherland|
Evil pirate bandits!!! pow pow pow pow!!
We did make it to the National Gallery next (where I can assure you we were much better behaved ;)
There was a giant countdown clock in front of it, for some sporting event of some sort ;)
I always assumed that I'd been to the Nat Gallery before as a kiddie, but it didn't look familiar, so this must have been my first time. Wow what an experience! I saw original masterpieces, up close, not even behind glass, by - deep breath - Constable, Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Picasso, Pissarro, Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Bosch, Holbein, Seurat, Renoir, Gaugin, Cezanne, Rousseau, Canaletto, Titian, and LOADS more! So much eye candy!
Some of our favourites from the day:
|Holbein - with the cool perspective skull that looks perfect from the right hand side of the painting, but all squished when you look head on|
|the Ugly Duchess by Matsys - apparently this painting from 1456 was the inspiration for the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland|
All in all a brilliant day
And last night I booked the cottage for our summer holiday - Cornwall, batten down the hatches, we're coming!
Once again - not a bad week at all! (apart from toothache and a cold sore, but hey, you can't have everything :) )