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A trip to the Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery

On Tuesday 6th March, Year 12 and 13 A level Art and Photography students visited the Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of their studies. It was a great opportunity for students to contextualise their work and learn about the processes other artists and photographers use. The students had the opportunity to draw in front of the pieces of artwork and reflect on what is was like to have a first-hand experience of looking at the work.

At The National Portrait Gallery, students visited the 'Victorian Giants' exhibition, a major exhibition which examines the relationship between four ground-breaking Victorian artists . Drawn from international public and private collections, the exhibition features some of the most breath-taking images in photographic history and includes striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Alice Liddell, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederic Watts, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The students also had the opportunity to listen to a talk by a professional photographer about Victorian photographers and how their work was revolutionary for their time. 

For further information about the 'Victorian Giants' Exhibition and the Tate Modern please follow the links below:

https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/victorian-giants/exhibition/

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

 

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