Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Gormley & Corot to Monet

We headed to London this morning to see the Corot to Monet exhibition of landscapes at the National Gallery. Outside we saw two people doing one hour stints on the Anthony Gormley podium. The exhibition was wonderful. Not too many paintings to take in and great inspiration for photography. The Monets were sensational. My favourites were: Cow-shed and Houses by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, Sunset in the Roman Camapagna & View of the Cascades at Tivoli, both by Simon Denis, La Ferte by Richard Parkes Bonington, Landscape with Cumulus Clouds by Andreas Schelfhout, Four paintingsof The Four Times of Day by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Landscape & A Valley, both by Philipe Rousseau, Landscape at Arieux-du-Nord by Jean-Baptiste Corot, Houses on the Cliffs near Fecamp by Antoine Chintreuil, La Pointe de la Heve, Sainte-Adresse & The Beach at Trouville & The Thames below Westminster, all by Claude-Oscar Monet, St Paul’s from the Surrey side by Charles-Francois Daubigny, Stormy Landscape with ruins on a Plain by Georges Michel, Sunset in the Auvergne by Theordore Rousseau.

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