Friday, 16 February 2007

Half-terms are times to explore and escape. I went to a very special place this week...

The Courtauld Gallery is at Somerset House, the original home of the Royal Academy. It is a small gallery but a fantastic place with a wonderful collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. We try to go whenever we can and are always impressed... this time there were Seurat oils, Rembrandt drawings and Degas bronzes as well as the brilliant pictures we see every time we go. I always wonder which paintings other people would take away if them they could... my three would be Monet's 'The Vase of Flowers', Van Gogh's 'Peach Trees in Flower' and Modigliani's 'Female Nude'.

I think the gallery is one of London's secrets and you can find out more at

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