Thursday, 20 July 2006

Passion for Paint

Peter Paul Rubens - Minerva protects Pax from Mars (1629-30) © The National Gallery, London
Today saw the opening of a travelling exhibition at London's National Gallery: Passion for Paint in the Sunley Room until 17 September 2006, admission free. This is part of a cooperative venture between the National Gallery, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Unfortunately, all the paintings I've seen promoting this exhibition are © The National Gallery, London. Why bother to visit this exhibition if all it contains is paintings we have already viewed at the National Gallery? Londoners need to be enticed with masterpieces from the Bristol and Newcastle galleries that we haven't seen in the old Metrop. before.


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