Tag Archives : Hans Memling

Appreciating Art in Copenhagen’s National Gallery Part One: The Royal Collection

National Gallery of Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark Like practically everywhere else in Copenhagen, the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), which I was expecting to be not that interesting, was absolutely fantastic.  The Danes are masters of doing everything wonderfully.  The museum itself is attractive, the art is great, the lighting, the level of information given – everything was…

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Magnificent Art in Lisbon – Part Three: European Art

…continued from Part Two… This part of the series on the National Museum of Ancient Art will focus on the European works by some well known, and some less well known, painters. Spanish Works Italian Works Dutch and Flemish Works For many, the star of the museum collection is the weird and wonderful Bosch telling the tale of St Anthony…

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National Artistic Treasures in Edinburgh

The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Every great capital city needs a great art gallery and so it makes sense that Edinburgh, which is a great city, has a great art gallery.  There is a formidable mix of Scottish and international paintings and sculptures, in a nicely ‘old-fashioned’ setting, and the quality and range of what’s on display can probably…

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