Oil Painting Galleries Around the World
Visiting oil art galleries can be a treat, not an intimidating place to visit. While some people feel alienated by the silence, the large empty spaces, the expensive paintings, and the elitist atmosphere upon stepping into a gallery, you'll want to remember that art was also mean to be seen by as many people as possible.
A trip to your nearby gallery can be an alternative to you can spend your leisure hours with. It definitely helps soothe those eyes that are all sore from work. At the same time, if you're planning to decorate your home or buy a gift for your loved ones, you might pick up something from the gallery — whether it's a painting you've fallen in love with and bought on the spot, a reproduction of that painting for a cheaper pricetag, or some creative sparks. If you're out of town or traveling abroad, galleries are surely one of those places you'll be visiting, since they make wonderful mirrors of the culture and customs of the area you'll be touring.
Art galleries are also great venues for equally artsy events such as concerts and poetry readings. You can thus enjoy your oil painting fix and your favorite verses at the same time!
Here are some websites of galleries all around the world:
- Australia: http://www.nga.gov.au/
- Canada: http://national.gallery.ca/
- Finland: http://www.fng.fi/
- France: http://www.cnac-gp.fr/ http://www.louvre.fr/
- Germany: http://www.deutsche-guggenheim-berlin.de/
- Hong Kong: http://www.usd.gov.hk/hkma/
- Iceland: http://www.natgall.is/
- Ireland: http://www.nationalgallery.ie/
- Israel: http://www.tamuseum.co.il/
- Italy: http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/ http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html
- Japan: http://www.nmao.go.jp/
- Korea: http://www.moca.go.kr/
- Netherlands: http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/
- Russia: http://www.hermitage.ru/
- South Africa: http://www.gem.co.za/sang/
- Spain: http://museoprado.mcu.es/
- United Kingdom: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/
- United States of America: http://www.nga.gov/
This article is courtesy of www.inforganization.org .