I’m a member of the NPG, so I try to visit all their exhibitions. It said it all for me, when in one the rooms it reported that Cezanne and his wife were no longer together. If I was painted to look dull and lifeless,...More
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These are THE pictures that I’ve seen in history books, shows, etc over all the years. It is fascinating how they chose to have their portraits made, what they included in the background, etc. The skill of the painters brings forth personality far better than...More
Visiting London for a long weekend we took advantage of the Friday evening late opening to revisit the gallery and enjoy a coffee in the basement café. Since last time some of the galleries appear to have been refreshed with some old portraits having been...More
Loved this museum! Such a broad cross-section of styles and subjects - like my review title - if you like portraiture, then you simply must go here. Kids may find it hard to relate - this is probably best for the grown-ups in the party.
Just a few hundred yards from Charring Cross station, The national portrait gallery has a very good range of painted and photographed portraits, I especially enjoy the modern ones mainly on the ground floor. The visit is free unless there is a special exhibition you...More
I went to see the excellent exhibition of Cezanne portraits. They were well spaced out & the numbers of visitors were well regulated. Half a dozen of the portraits really impressed me, not so much the many of his rather dull looking wife! I glanced...More
we returned after some years and were not disappointed with the wonderful exhibition of portraits on display. Not too crowded- except the basement cafe.
I enjoyed the paintings very much but the experience was spoilt by the cack-handed way in which the audio guide was set up. That was a great pity because the content of the guide was very good. Audio guides are now very usual and one...More
We love this museum because it gives history its face. Its collections cover every period and different ranges of human endeavour, from monarchy and the very grand levels of society to ordinary great people. Wonderful displays and excellent lighting make this museum a must see...More
Visited the Gallery today. Had a free morning prior to lunch. This really is a national treasure & fantastic that access is free to all. Really interesting to see that the principles of portraiture haven’t changed; in some cases in almost 400 years. We probably...More