Last week a group of Lower Sixth pupils studying History of Art travelled to London for a study day at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
Our visit to the National Gallery enabled them to examine at close hand works they had been studying in the Michaelmas Term by artists such as Crivelli, Holbein, Rembrandt, and Gainsborough, as well as to enjoy comprehensive collections of work from the Italian Renaissance to Early Modernism.
The visit to the newly hung National Portrait Gallery was a perfect opportunity to further their understanding of Identity, a key themes of the History of Art A level. It also provided a superb way to mark the stylistic differences between portraiture across historical periods.
Head of History of Art