We had time to visit Hampton Court Palace with the amazing Cumberland Art Gallery. I was *so very* lucky to have time and space to see amazing works by artists such as Rembrandt, Holbein, Gainsborough. My favorite was this Gainsborough painting Diana and Actaeon, c1785-8 This photo from the Hampton Court web site doesn’t do this artwork any kind of justice.
What I really enjoyed about the gallery, was it was not crowded, meaning I could really get an opportunity to look at the artworks up-close.
We also had time to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, where RAA members exhibit their (purchasable) artwork. This is a totally different vibe, with modern art covering every wall-space possible. Here are some of the artworks that I loved:
It was a great space, with lots of positive energy. It was also very inspirational, considering the Art Journal Summer School I was working on!
Next post will show you some of the patterns I spotted!