Friday, 22 September 2006

Manet to Picasso

Seurat - Bathers at Asnières (1884)The National Gallery, London, has rehung its 19th-century collection - mainly Impressionist paintings - in the brand new Sainsbury Wing. Manet to Picasso opened today, 22 September, and continues until May 2007, admission free. Sainsbury may not know much about art - Tesco's own-brand packaging in patriotic red, white and blue shows far more artistic savvy than does Sainsbury's packaging -, but at least it recognizes a brand leader in the art lark. Building a new wing for the National Gallery must be worth a bob or two in free advertising. Smart business move, Sainsbury. Click the title link to design your own room, using paintings from the National Gallery. It uses Flash Player.

3 Comments:

At 25/9/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

The Seurat painting reminds me of this 'replica' :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldonliner/185446148/

 
At 25/9/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

It's weird. That flickr photo looks perfectly natural, even though it's posed as is the original Seurat. The original looks posed in a kind of surrealist way, like a dream, nothing natural about it.
By the way, I'm still unable to reach any blogs with blogspot in the URL, including my own, but I've discovered that if I go into TEMPLATE and PREVIEW, I can post comments. It was much easier before. I don't know when Blogger is going to sort out this mess.
You've missed loads of news.

 
At 26/9/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

I know, I've missed tonnes!!

 

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