Thursday, December 30, 2010

Exploring Art in Europe


When travelling, one of the most fascinating things about Europe is its history – rich in culture, architecture, the arts – every new city is like another present just waiting to be opened.

One of the top museums to visit in Europe is The National Gallery in London, England. Its popularity with locals and tourists alike can be attributed to its diverse offerings of more than 2,300 paintings by such famous artists as Rembrandt and Da Vinci.


While visiting this vast amount of artwork may seem daunting at first, The National Gallery suggests a collection of 30 not-to-be-missed paintings while visiting the museum. Each has been selected as a ‘best-loved’ work of The National Gallery and includes the Rokeby Venus by Diego Velázquez and Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh.


If you dream of working with these fabulous pieces or dream of creating artworks of your own, consider becoming an Art History student at a California college such as the renowned University of Redlands. Students are introduced to the classics by studying various forms of fine art including paintings and sculpture plus they also delve into more modern art like photography and film.


You can also get a business degree from the University of Redlands which is another avenue to pursuing a career in the art world. Graduates with business degrees may be able to work in management capacities at museums and art galleries. The National Gallery provides an informational section on their website entitled ‘Working with The National Gallery Company’ which offers further insight into pursuing a career in the arts as well as offering listings for current job vacancies.

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