Tuesday, July 21, 2015

National Portrait Gallery

Last week my friend Chanler and I decided to pay a visit to the famous Trafalgar Square. We took a look around the National Portrait Gallery then had dinner by one of the fountains after class.

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in Trafalgar Square that contains numerous portraits of famous British people from over the years. We began the exhibit with the Tudors and ended with Anna Wintour, which I of course had to have my photo with. Wintour is the editor-in-chief of American Vogue.

Each exhibit was so much fun as we attempted to guess who some of the portraits were of before we read the sign beside them. We learned so much more about each person as each portrait gave a small glimpse into each person’s life and personality.

We were even lucky enough to catch the exhibit showing the winner of the 2015 portrait of the year award, so we were able to get a look at some modern work of faces we are unfamiliar with.

There was also an exhibit showcasing a woman’s work that she created detailing the life of her family, from the birth of her children to her relationship with her sister.

I also learned that when this gallery opened in 1856, it was the first portrait gallery in the world.

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