Art And Cities: London

Another You Tube video sent by my friend Antony. It looks at the legacy of art collectors in London’s history who left their paintings to be viewed by the public. If you appreciate great classic painters, and want to know where to find their work on display in London, then look no futher.

15 thoughts on “Art And Cities: London

  1. Whilst I find it uncomfortable looking at these extravagantly large mansions [notwithstanding their timeless architecture], it is also good to remember that a few housed philanthropists who weren’t only dedicated to limitless acquisition of wealth, and I find the idea of hiding artworks away, just to increase in value, abhorrent. Cheers, Jon.

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  2. “The world needs more people like Murray, Soane, and Wallace. People who saw that art can transcend social class. They understood that art should enrich the soul — not the bank balance.” I couldn’t agree more!

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    1. I’m really pleased you enjoyed it, Carolyn. Sir John Soane’s house is a hidden gem in London. Not many people even know it is there. The last time I visited, David Hockney was in there, enjoying himself looking at the exhibits. They had opened up the Hogarth panels for him, so everyone got to see them.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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