Galsgow Artist- Dali, Rembrant, Van Gogh
Today was one of those days when I managed to get up and out at a reasonable hour, which for me is quite a feat.
My main reason for going was to have another look at :North Corridor” painted by artist David Evans in 1979. I adore this painting as the way he has captured the effect of the light is genius. My snapshot doesn’t do it justice but you would swear there is a light behind the canvas illuminating it.
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgow’s number one attraction and I have visited there since I was a kid. Seeing it through adult eyes though, it takes me aback more and more every time I visit.
Since the galleries were refurbished, Salvador Dali’s “Christ Of St John Of The Cross” is back where he belongs at the end of a corridor. This is where he used to be many years ago and the perspective leading up to the painting just adds to the drama. In fact, if you approach from the other way, you really do owe it to yourself to walk around the long way and approach the painting “correctly”! This painting is just incredible and I always think that it looks so current because of the geometry and perspecrtive in the painting itself. I also love watching the reaction of other people viewing it, possibly for the first time.
The building itself is a stunning piece of architecture. There are many stories about the architect builing it the wrong way around but I believe these are urban lagend. After soaking up the atmosphere i promised myself that I would go back again this year on my own in order that I can spend longer and not bore those I am with by staring at the one painting for too long.
So, to do my Glasgow Tourist Board impression, if you are visiting the city and would like to see original Van Gogh, Dali, Rembrant, The Glasgow Boys and many others in one stunning building then you just have to visit.
After visiting it makes me want to rush back to the studio and paint but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
On the way out I even managed to resist the temptation to visit the “Dr Who” exhibition…..