Best of the Best – Art Galleries

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World-Wide Discounted Hotels Reservations.There are literally thousands of art galleries all over the
world. Almost every city has an art gallery but there are
some art galleries that are known all around the world.
People will travel across the world just to see some of
these famous art galleries and the master pieces that they
house inside.
Probably the most famous art gallery in the world is ‘The
Louvre’ in Paris. The most famous piece of art in the Louvre
is the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci. This famous painting
is kept under high security as it tops the list of art
thieves the world over. The Louvre also houses many other
famous paintings by Da Vinci and hundreds of other famous
artists.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, is another
home to incredible works of art. For Americans, it’s a great
place to see works by famous fellow countrymen, but there
are also important works from all over the globe. Some of
these are paintings and sculptures by Botticelli, Raphael,
and El Greco.
Our next stop is London, England, where the National Gallery
is situated. There you will find glorious works by the best
known artists of Europe. Some of the most famous are by
Raphael, Manet, da Vinci, Renoir, and Monet. True art lovers
will need to make a visit to this stunning gallery at some
time in their lives. Some paintings hanging there are:
Sunflowers, by Vincent Van Gogh; The Virgin of the Rocks, by
Leonardo da Vinci; and Venus and Mars, by Sandro Botticelli.
Not all galleries across the world are homes to the old
masters. Many of them offer representations from the
twentieth century. Among the most famous contemporary art
galleries and museums is the George Pompidou Center in
Paris. The architecture is unique as well, since the piping
and ducts are on the outside, rather than being hidden
behind walls.
Contemporary art galleries and museums typically feature not
only paintings, drawings, and prints, but exhibits of
furniture, sound, light, and even music. Visiting these
galleries can be a fascinating visit through the past few
decades and shows how much style and taste has changed.

Most of the major European cities are home to at least a
national and a contemporary gallery. Usually there are also
private galleries. Any time you visit a major metropolitan
area, be sure to include the galleries in your itinerary.
It’s a wonderful way to learn about a country and its
cultures. History and its changes are reflected in the art
on display.
If you plan on buying some art pieces, you won’t be able to
do so at the national galleries. You can however visit
private galleries in your pursuit of owning some major
works. These probably won’t include Renoir’s or Van Gogh’s,
but you will find many wonderful pieces that you’ll be able
to call your own. Art auctions are often held at Christie’s
and other art houses. This is another way of obtaining some
incredible works of art.
Art as an expression of our culture, thought process and
creativity has no parallel. Viewing these masterpieces in an
art gallery transposes the viewer into the mind and time of
the creator who has shaped our culture.

Clair Jons is the chief editor forFE Art,
a fantastic resource for information about Art.
For more articles on Art why not visit:http://www.feart.com/articles
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