I’ve been in London for more than a month (this is unbelievable to me), and I’ve been to pretty much all of the galleries some two or three times. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that I found the quintessential London art experience… The Courtauld Gallery in The Strand on the River Thames. In all of the London Galleries what you’ll find is an endless about of stuff whether it’s paintings, sculpture, or artifacts, and the amount is so vast that it is utterly exhausting. However, the Courtauld is different. The amount of works is relatively small, and it is as if each one is delicately chosen to be a part of the harmonious whole. All the greats are here as well, but decent works from them! Ruebens, Gainsborough, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, the list goes on… Seurat, Degas – haha. I think I have to go back and see it again.
So then, if you’re ever in London for the briefest of time, and you have time to see one art gallery The Courtald Gallery is the one you want! Cheers to that place.
PS… I believe this place houses the finest Renoir I have ever seen… my camera broke though so the image here is a low quality web find.