The National Museum

Day 2 was the National museum.We were going to participate in a drawing group activity —  but when we got there, there were masses of people, all of whom looked way too serious. So we chickened out, and just looked at the art instead.

1There are a lot of things in London  that I think are just to make Americans turn into twittering adolescents.  Like this big, blue Cock.  Not to mention the tube stops; Cockfosters and Saint John’s Wood.

 

 

 

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Of course the main thing I wanted to see was the Whistlejacket painting by Stubbs. It didn’t disappoint. Monumental and exquisite. You could get right up on it.

I thought he was cute.

I thought he was cute.

I liked this cat

I liked this cat

This Seurat was just about purse-sized. I was tempted.

This Seurat was just about purse-sized. I was tempted.

Michelangelo cartoon. This was quite large, and surreal to be in the presence of.

Michelangelo cartoon. This was quite large, and surreal to be in the presence of.

 

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