Continuing the blogging of my London visit…...
The Royal Academy for two very different exhibitions.
The outside installation gives an idea of what I found inside.
A large and poignant sculpture… very simple really, but with a huge message about war.
But first - (expensive) coffee in cultured surroundings.
I was unsure about this, would I like it?
I’d taken some time to read up beforehand and very glad I did as it explained the artists background in Germany and his exploration of war.
I managed to take a few snaps on the phone.
I was BLOWN AWAY.
And double WOW.
The scale, the textures, the colours.
All of it spoke to me.
I just cannot forget this exhibition.
Then upstairs to Moroni.
What a contrast.
He is hailed as one of Italy's best C16th portrait painters, capturing their likeness and that “something extra” that gives life to the painting.
After lunch I headed to the British Museum….