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Year 8 trip to the National Gallery

The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square central London, houses one of the world’s finest collections of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

In October our Year 8 students got the opportunity to experience many of the wonders on offer at The National Gallery including masterpieces by Constable, Turner, Van Eyke, DaVinci and Botticelli.  They discovered the hidden image in The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger.  And were suitably impressed by the Venus and Mars a panel painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli; which shows the Roman gods Venus, goddess of love, and Mars, god of war, in an allegory of beauty and valour, and Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat which was the first of Seurat's large-scale compositions painted in the style of Pointillism. 

 

LVA students enjoyed lunch together in the gallery and then the mandatory visit to Gift Shop to buy souvenirs.   Before a train ride home, the visit into London culminated with a street artist performance outside of the gallery, an inspirational day.  The trip was an outstanding success and Year 8 students were a pleasure to spend the day with, representing our school with explary behaviour and manners both within the gallery and on public transport.  

Mrs Misuraca, Head of Year 8 said

Thank you to all of our students for making this a memorable visit due to their flawless behaviour but also their excitement and interest in the amazing art that we engaged with