Category Archives: Art

Visiting the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The UK’s National Portrait Gallery was established in 1856 as an art gallery to house portraits of historical figures in British History. In 1896 it moved to its present location on Trafalgar Square in London. Well, when we visited Edinburgh … Continue reading

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The Number One Thing to Do in Glasgow

According to Trip Advisor, the number one thing to do in Glasgow is to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. We visited the Kelvingrove  one day in May and I took a zillion photos but for this posting I … Continue reading

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The Glasgow Boys in Kelvingrove

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow is the home for a large collection of paintings by a group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys. The group by and large were anti-establishment when they were young, turning their … Continue reading

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MM 3-17 Women of Fishermen

My entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is a photo I took while visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow a couple of months ago. The marble sculpture entitled Women of Fishermen (“Femmes de Pecheurs”) was created … Continue reading

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The Ten Best Paintings in the Scottish National Gallery

Alexander McCall Smith has written a series of novels called The Sunday Philosophy Club that features Edinburgh’s super amateur detective Isabel Dalhousie. I read the first book in the series a week before our trip to Scotland and the second … Continue reading

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The Street Art of Glasgow

Edinburgh and Glasgow, the two cities we visited recently in Scotland remind me a lot of two other cities I am very familiar with: San Francisco where I grew up and Oakland where I was born and later returned to … Continue reading

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The Museums of Madrid

Three of Spain’s finest museums are within walking distance of each other on or near Paseo del Prado in a ritzy area of Madrid just west of El Retiro Park that is often called The Golden Triangle of Art. We … Continue reading

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