The Courtauld Gallery is a wonderful, friendly little museum on The Strand. I've visited the Courtauld every time I've been to London, and each time it has been a pleasure to wander the galleries. They have many Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces on display, including works by Renoir, Manet, Van Gogh, Seurat, and Cezanne.
|About this painting by Amadeo Modigliani|
One of my favorite paintings at the Courtauld is this piece by Modigliani.
I think I'd seen and admired this image in a book long before I'd ever gone to London, and I remember turning a corner when I was first visiting the Courtauld, and there she was, this Modigliani nude.
I had a similar experience once at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. At home I had a framed print of a delicious Klimt landscape, but I'd never seen that particular painting in person. And then, tucked into a corner of a room in the Musee d'Orsay, there it was.
I love running into paintings that are old friends.
|Man with a Pipe, by Paul Cezanne|
|Portrait of Ambroise Vollard|
|A Bar at the Folies-Bergère|
|Another favorite painting. I fell in love with this piece.|
Child with a Dove
|The courtyard of Somerset House. The Courtauld |
is to the right of where I was standing when I took this picture.
They were building a structure for London Fashion Week.
|We had lunch at The Gallery Cafe.|