You’ve heard of Van Gogh and da Vinci, but what do you really know about them? Learn about the painters behind the paintings as we browse our favorite works by masters like Botticelli, Monet, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. If none of those names mean anything to you, we’ll make sure that all changes by the end of the tour.
The National Gallery houses a collection of paintings from the 1300s onwards, so there is no shortage of choice. View da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks” before fast-forwarding to Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières” to witness the changing styles over the centuries. During this semi-private tour, we’ll arm you with the information and history that you’ll need to appreciate the 2300 paintings on display at one of the world’s most visited museums.
Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)
A Young Woman standing at a Virginal,
The Madonna of the Pinks (‘La Madonna dei Garofani’),
The Toilet of Venus (‘The Rokeby Venus’),
The Virgin of the Rocks from Panels from the S. Francesco Altarpiece,
Bathers at Asnières,
The Arnolfini Portrait,
Venus and Mars