‘Images from Great Britain’ exhibition at National Museum of Art


On Saturday at 12.00 p.m., audiences are invited to the National Museum of Art of Romania to witness an exhibition entitled ‘Images from Great Britain. 100 Years of Landscapes included in the Collection of the British Council’ that includes a free guide tour. The exhibition entails 57 works from the Collection of the British Council, which paint a complex image of the island’s landscape as seen from both a rural and urban perspective. Divided into four sections – the urbane, the industrial, the rural, and the land – this collection offers Romanian viewers a unique representation of Britain’s landscapes, created by English artists from the late nineteenth century until today. Thus displayed, the works of art reconstruct a subjective map of Great Britain. In their paintings, British artists were able to capture a range of dimensions of this nation, from megaliths and Roman ruins, through industrialism and the recent development in suburban areas, to vantage point snapshots of fields. Beside paintings, graphic works, and photographs, the exhibition includes installations and Land Art artistic interventions that convey the artist’s personal touch on a particular landscape.
Whole tickets will cost RON 5 and discount tickets will cost RON 5; the guide tour is free of charge. The visitors interested need to make an appointment by phone at 021.314.81.19 or by e-mail at programari@art.museum.ro no later than Friday, January 10, 4.00 p.m.
The exhibition will be open at the National Museum of Art of Romania until January 19, 2014. Launched in 1935, the Collection of the British Council currently consists of over 8,500 works by 1,650 British artists, which cover a wide array of techniques and genres – painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, engraving, photography, and installation.

1 Comment

  1. Allan Cruse says:

    Will Britain reciprocate, with a sweeping exhibition of
    Romania’s art over the last 100 years?

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