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Art students take inspiration from National Gallery

29 March 2018

On Thursday 22 March, Mr Dukes and Mr James escorted Year 10 Art and Design pupils to London to visit the National Gallery and Natural History Museum. 

The day began with a ‘Myths and Legends’ tour at the National Gallery, which explored narratives from Greek and Roman mythology in Renaissance painting. The tour addressed three paintings: ‘The Judgment of Paris’ by Peter Paul Rubens, ‘Venus and Mars’ by Botticelli, and the ‘Death of Actaeon’ by Titian. Mr Dukes also led the girls on a very informative tour, focussing on a selection of gallery highlights.

Following on from the gallery, a short walk from Trafalgar Square to Westminster provided the opportunity to take in some fresh air and the chance to do some sightseeing. 

Next up was a visit to the Natural History Museum where girls visited the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which comprises a stunning selection of images examining the natural world in all its complexity.
 
The day concluded at The Old Spitalfields market, where the girls enjoyed some free time and the chance to sample food from one of the many stalls within the market.
 

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