☰ Form 2 Visit to the National Gallery

Form 2 Visit to the National Gallery

Posted on: July 1st 2016

On a bright and sunny day, Form 2 children decided to go and experience some culture. They decided to visit the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square and, after a long journey into the centre of town, started by having a snack next to one of the grand fountains in front of the gallery.

Once inside, a tour guide showed us the delights of the Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements, with a specific focus upon artist's’ use of animals in paintings and of painting in proportion, linked to our current art topic. “That horse has a tiny head compared to its body,” explained Luqa, speaking of the Equestrian Portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck.


After seeing further works by George Stubbs, Georges Seurat, William Turner and Claude Monet, Daisy pointed out that Romantic paintings were accurate like photographs, whilst Impressionist paintings were more blurry and left to the imagination. Highly perceptive art appreciation there, especially for a 7 year old we felt.

The children had a delicious lunch. “This sushi is delicious!” exclaimed Jones. “Can I go to the toilet?” enquired every single child.

Fine art, fine food, fine sunshine, in a fine city, with fine teachers. What a shame the bus got a parking fine.

Mr Smith

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