Favourite Art Gallery

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Analog RH

November 08, 2005, 00:02:40 am Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 00:03:03 am by The_Analog_Parent
What's yours?

Mine is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Went there in 1990 before a Rush gig and its always stayed with me. Was never a big fan of modern art until I saw Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Duchamp, Leger and Miro paintings up close.


I'm not a fan of modern art. I usually end up wanting to kill the "artist" responsible. A lot of it is pretentious bollocks if you ask me.

Analog RH

QuoteI'm not a fan of modern art. I usually end up wanting to kill the "artist" responsible. A lot of it is pretentious bollocks if you ask me.

Absolutely. But there was something about the pictures I saw in Philly that got me. Can still visualise them 15 years later, though I've rarely seen them since (only on TV or in books).

Picasso - Self Portrait (1906)

Matisse - Mademoiselle Yvonne Landsberg (1914)

Dali - Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)

Leger - The City (1919)

Picasso - Three Musicians (1921)


I did like the Sainsbury museum in Norwich. Full of antiquities and some fantastic prehistoric bowls etc.

I also liked the Picasso exhibition in London which I saw back in July.

There are a number of museums and gallery's right here in Newcastle, and I have to admit I never go, yet when out and about i always get tempted with the local culture.  :-[


November 08, 2005, 00:40:58 am #4 Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 00:41:17 am by BigFatGuy
Those are paintings which I don't really have any great issues with (mind you the third one looks like the product of some drug-crazed prog band from the 70's). It's the modern art installation such as Tracey Emin's unmade bed that get me riled, or the prat up for the Turner Prize who turned a shed into a boat then back into a shed again and called it a work of art. If you or I did that we'd be in the funny farm before you can say "pretentious twaddle" but this guy is up for a 20k prize.  >:(  >:(  >:(


Perhaps a painting of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society bar shelves could suffice  ;)

Now that is art  :P


The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square is excellent.

Also like Urbis in Manchester. It's a bit quirky, but a good day out.

Also remember going to the Pompidou Centre years ago and liking that a lot, too.
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I hoped to go to the newly improved and linked up National Portrait Gallery along from the SMWS on Queen St in Edinburgh when there the other weekend but it was closed on the Sunday  :(


don't really have a favourite but do remember Guggenheim in NYC and The Art Gallery of Ontario in Dundas Street, Toronto with fond memories... nice buildings too.


I found the Guggenheim in Manhatten to be over rated for what it is, an amazing piece of architecture which seems surreal for the buildings in close proximity however the exhibits often let it down.

The MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) in New York is a much more enjoyable experience and is similliar to the various other contemporary museums of art I've visited in Barcelona and Oxford.

The Design museum and V&A in London happen to also be favorites of mine. I particularly enjoy the V&A for the photographic exhibitons they hold. The Barbican holds interesting exhibits from time to time which are of interest.



If your refering to Slim then I have no idea who your talking about, he is quite an infamous character it would seem.


I apologise then Red, welcome to TNMS... enjoy.


The Kelvin Art Gallery and Museum and the Burrell Collection (not Paul's gathering of Diana's soiled undies) are both excellent places to visit if you were in Glasgow.


November 18, 2005, 05:45:15 am #14 Last Edit: November 18, 2005, 05:45:41 am by Neph
The Kelvin Art Gallert has one of my favourite iconic religous paintings.