Saturday, November 19, 2011
Located in the heart of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery plays host beautifully to painted masterpieces from 1250 to 1900. This is a massive gallery that one could easily spend an entire day in, working through the various periods and artists. I must admit that by this time we were getting tired and skipped a few of the floors of this gigantic collection. One comment to be made working through the centuries of paintings is how amazing the influence religion played from the earliest works displayed and that as time wore on, its role becomes less and less significant. Some highlights include works by Da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio as well as works by Vermeer, Van Gogh, Cézanne and Rembrandt.