On the occasion of the games the big city has come to life, and numerous festivals are held during this time. Here is a short list of things to do, so take your map of the city and get ready to explore the city.
1. The National Gallery
What better place to start enjoying the arts in London National Gallery’s sublime? This magnificent building houses had some of the most famous masterpieces of the world. If you like art, the gallery is definitely a must.
Currently, the National Gallery houses the exhibition Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, which explores the works of the Renaissance master is mainly focuses on three of his works: Diana and Actaeon, The Death of Actaeon and Diana and Callisto recently acquired. The three works represent the stories of Ovid’s epic poem, entitled Metamorphosis. This is the first time that these three works have been exhibited together since the eighteenth century.
Besides the three key works, the exhibition also includes new works by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger, which have been created by special arrangement with the Royal Ballet.
Moreover, several famous poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage have composed poems in response to the text of Ovid exciting as well as works by Titian.
This interesting exhibition will be available until December 23. If you are interested in art and find something to do in London, do not miss it.
2. The Tate Modern
Whether you like contemporary art or not, it is worth visiting the Tate Modern. Over the years, this fascinating museum has hosted exhibitions that have challenged the general perception of what art is and have sparked controversy in the media.
Currently, the gallery hosts a major exhibition of works by Damien Hirst, to remain available until December 9. Hirst is one of the most outstanding artists in the UK and during his long career has created countless works that reflect and have divided public opinion.
Visitors to the exhibition will see iconic sculptures Natural History series, including Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), consisting of a shark suspended in formaldehyde. Other highlights include A Thousand Years (1990), and medicine cabinets, pills and surgical instruments, and seminal works composed throughout his career using butterflies, flies, and paintings revolving points. Hirst fans will be delighted with the installation In and out of love, divided into two sections, which had not been shown in its entirety since its creation in 1991. Another outstanding work is Pharmacy (1992).
3. The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace
Last year, all eyes were on the British Royal Family. With the wedding of William and Kate Middleton and the 60th anniversary of the reign of Isabel II, the United Kingdom was held. To learn a little more about the Royal Family, we recommend a visit to the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
Currently, the gallery houses the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, a unique opportunity to discover the knowledge of the famous artist of the anatomy of the human being. While many know Da Vinci as one of the great masters of the Renaissance, was also one of the pioneers of the study of human anatomy and planned to publish a groundbreaking treatise on the subject. Had he succeeded, his discoveries have profoundly transformed European knowledge about anatomy. However, he died in 1519 and his findings remained hidden from the world for 400 years.
Ok, now you just have to take your map of London and start the tour!