National Gallery

Class 5 went to The National Gallery in London on Tuesday 12th July.

On the way we saw Buckingham Palace and drove along The Mall.

We were amazed to see some of the paintings we have studied in class like A Shipwreck on Stormy Seas by Vernet and The Fighting Temeraire by William Turner.

We Surprise! By Rousseau and we were surprised to see that the tiger looked strange and we remembered that he used plants from botanical gardens and second hand sketches of tigers to make his painting. This meant the painting has a surreal element as he never actual saw a real tiger or real jungle.

“It was the best trip and it was inspiring because we got to see famous paintings. I liked Whistlejacket because the horse was detailed but it had nothing else in the background,” Phoebe.