Facing The Modern: Exhibition @ The National Gallery

Yesterday, E and I went to see the "Facing The Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900" exhibition at the National Gallery.

We booked a late afternoon time, so it was dusk by the time we arrived and the gallery was lit up in all its glory.

The exhibition was in the building they are usually held in, right next door.

Photos are not allowed inside, but there were 6 rooms full of portraits and death masks from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. It was interesting to see the progression of the paintings in reaction to the social and political movements at the time, and to see the variation of paintings done by the iconic artists.

Both of us being big Klimt fans, we were left unsatisfied by the small handful of paintings on display by him, and I wanted to transport myself back to Vienna on that cold, November day 3 years ago when I went to see all the Klimt at The Belvedere.

I like to grab a couple of postcards of my favourite paintings at exhibitions, and this time was no exception.

As for Trafalgar Square, it looked very pretty at night.

And there were also some interesting characters around....

London never ceases to amuse me.