As for Sophie and I? While waiting for Orit, Dan and Petra? Two days of adventure on our own.
The first day we went to the National Gallery for the 11:30 taster tour: 6 fabulous paintings! (Jacopo di Cione's "The Coronoation of the Virgin with Adoring Saints"; Leonardo da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks"; Titan's "The Death of Acteon"; Reuben's painting of his own estate in the morning light; Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode"; and Degas, "Combing the Hair"). It is always interesting to see what they choose to show on that taster tour... i have been on it several times, but have never been shown the same painting twice! Hmmm.... maybe the fact that they have 2300 paintings makes that less than surprising. :-) [he did tell us that the queen has 'more' paintings than the national gallery, but that the ones she has are 'not as good'. hahaha]
|Gentileschi, "Finding of Moses"|
This time, the painting was Gentileschi's "Finding of Moses". (you can click on the link to read more about the painting, or to take a virtual tour... which would give you a sense of how very large this painting actually is!
|my contribution to the world of beauty...|
|Sophie's elegant artistic interpretation|
|Sophie's work of art!|