The National Gallery
Have I mentioned I love London? Eliza was 6 the last time we visited the National Gallery of Art and Eden had never been, so we spent the cold afternoon thawing out in one of the world's best art museums. I've photographed a few of our favorites. I never cease to be amazed at how art can move us and evoke clear emotions. As I've gotten older I have grown to love Byzantine art, but my girls find it redundant and that's the awesome thing about art, there is something for everyone. Enjoy the works below--I am interested to know which ones speak to you.
When I saw the painting of the sleeping Bacchus and that naughty horn blower I couldn't help think of how you never get a moments peace when you have little children. Even now my 10 year old will still disturb the peace of my sleep.
Notice the detail and rich colors in the Byzantine paintings--the halos and dresses are so amazing to me--if only I could afford one!
The Victoria Albert Museum is an eclectic collection of monumental art including altarpieces like the one below, casts of some of the most famous church facades and Roman architectural pieces like Trajan's Column. The best thing about London's museums is that they are free--donations are gladly accepted.