In my opinion, the most beautiful thing about art is having the ability, to discover what goes on in the artist's mind. More than a cure for just about anything, art is the universal language of the gods. It has been used by many as a weapon to fight against oppression and to give a voice to the voiceless. Moreover, art is a reflection of the consciousness of human being during that time. In my opinion, it is the most authentic way to record history.
Today I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit Glasgow's Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. Originally established in 1901 Kevin Grove Art Gallery reopened in 2006 after three years of refurbishment it has since then been a popular attractions spot for Glasgow. The museum gallery has a vast natural history collection from victorian era Scottish art, to ancient Kemet artefacts, and wildlife exhibition. The art collection includes many outstanding European artworks by old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Gerad de Lairesse and Jozef Israel, french impressionists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh and Mary Cassatt and more all this to say that if you are an art fanatic you won't be disappointed (and it is free!!).
Posted above was one of my favorite piece. It is titled The Druids- Bringing in the Mistletoe, done in 1890 by George Henry and EA Hornel. Inspired by the Scotish folklores of the Druid's lifestyle both artists captured my eyes with the painting's bright colors and dark skinned people. A style of painting that was not really typical during their time periods. Perhaps, this stood out to me because it was the only painting in the museum that I saw with dark skin people. Don't give me wrong, there were beautiful photos of the Massai people, as well as Native American and African tribes but no paintings.
Nonetheless, I appreciated this experience; and would recommend it to anyone visiting Glasgow.
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