Friday, 8 September 2017

Art

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

Today we're popping into the National Museum in Cardiff for our final visit to that City.  Have a look at this link to see all the exciting things this wonderful Museum has to offer, from art and ceramics to natural history and the evolution of Wales.

Luckily there was an exhibition of photos of Agatha Christie on when we visited.  These date from her childhood and come from her personal collection along with some of her belongings.  They were exhibited alongside a timeline with quotes in her own words which put everything into perspective and brought it all to life. Such beautiful photos, especially from her childhood.

Photo from Museum website

We just had time to look at the art collection this time, which has works by all sorts of famous artists, like Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and so many more.

Here's a selection.

Barbara Hepworth - Oval Sculpture (Delos) 1955

Patrick Caulfield

Rene Magritte - The Empty Mask 1928

Sir Stanley Spencer - A Souvenir of Switzerland 1935

Dorothea Sharp - A Day at the Seaside
In the stairwell, is a lily pond mosaic designed by Patrick Caulfield.



Something suggests that there is a dinosaur event on for the summer holidays. Can you tell?!!


Time for Tea, don't you think.

Toodlepip

8 comments:

  1. The children would have loved the dinosaurs. I would have loved to have seen the Agatha Christie exhibition.

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    1. There were quite a few children keen to get in and see the baby dinosaurs, they all seem to love them.

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  2. I would have definitely enjoyed the Agatha Christie exhibition, she lived such an interesting life.

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    1. It really was so good. It was touring the country but I think Cardiff was the last stop unfortunately.

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  3. Those talons are great - but I really like the Barbara Hepworth. Glad you enjoyed the museum. x

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    1. Isn't it good, it reminds me of a cotton reel. I know, sacrilege! x

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