Wednesday, 25 February 2015

See the paintings of "Framed"

When we were in London daughter wanted to visit here:



How have we raised such a cultured 10 year old?

We haven't.

She has read this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Framed-Frank-Cottrell-Boyce/dp/0330452924

  and wanted to see the paintings that were featured in the book.

So we headed into the vast edifice, collared two unsuspecting employees and interrogated them as to where we could find the paintings (at one point we did say "this isn't a test").

Apart from the Mona Lisa, which is, of course, in The Louvre in Paris, and The Umbrellas by Renoir which spends half its time in Ireland, all the other paintings were in the National Gallery.

In case anyone else has an inquisitive 10 year old, and doesn't want to mither the poor curators of the Gallery, here's where you can find them:

The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger, Room 4

A Grotesque Old Woman, Quentin Massys, Room 5

The Manchester Madonna, Michelangelo, Room 8

Still Life with Oranges and Nuts, Luis Melendez, Room 39

Bathers at La Grenouillere, Claude Monet, Room 43

Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh, Room 45

The Wilton Diptych, Unknown, Room 53

The Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck, Room 56

A Greek Captive, Heriette Browne, should be in LG2, but was in storage when we went.


Enjoy!

1 comment:

ADDY said...

I don't know the book, but what a cunning way to get young children interested in art and galleries.