Monday, 9 March 2009

ABC's by Charley Harper

The Guardian reader bought this for poppet at the National Portrait Gallery bookshop this weekend.
We went into the National Gallery and chose a picture each to study for 5 minutes and then ask each other 3 questions on. We were in the Impressionist room and both chose a Monet, mine 'The Thames under Westminster Bridge' painted in 1871. Monet came to England to escape the France-Prussian war, and captured the smog of London at the time, the recently built Victoria Embankment is on the right of the picture. This used to be one of my favourites when I studied art at school, but not so much anymore. Big Ben looks out of proportion and it is, well, rather grey.

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