Europe, Travels, United Kingdom

When I meet Rembrandt and Da Vinci in London

June 4, 2017

It is the same as experiencing the future, when looking back in the past. Art has that power, as well as the gallery as a space in which worlds collide, showing us the short life term of men, against the long life term of art. Most elements of the culture belong to the everyday context, but art is what we see in galleries.

With today’s post I am taking you through the rooms of the National Gallery in London. This is a particular experience, in a particular place with a particular goal. Facing remarkable artists, with their artworks that I feel hold the artist’s personal feelings while creating them. Their masterpieces are history and stories.

They say that the 14th,15th and 16th century were bizarre for living…which era from humankind history hasn’t been? The early days of the renaissance, time where religion was the core of every society. This art pieces had nothing in common with reality. We may not have many stories from that period, but we have art…the era of Jan Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello…


Looking back to art throughout the past, we get a new message, which reminds us that we will be OK. Humankind has survived terrible rulers and natural disasters, plagues, conflicts, slavery. Humankind has survived all. The events of wakening, showed through remarkable works of art, to celebrate those who won over death or lost their life for others.

That is why every step in a gallery such as this, shows us centuries of man’s confusion and suffering, followed by victory and some progress. Therefore, we need art from this point of history. Not just to create new art, but to also look back and appreciate where it came from. More knowledge from the history of art is needed, more time spent in galleries is needed…these may be the only ointments for this horrifying times, that will be remembered as a civilization that only did something in their personal favor.

We need to repeat it more often, to me one important quote from Tolstoy:

“Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling.”

Тоа е исто како да се доживее иднината, ако се погледне во минатото.

Тоа е моќта на уметноста, но и на галеријата како простор кој судира светови, прикажувајќи ни го краткиот човечки живот, наспроти долгиот живот на уметноста.

Повеќето елементи на културата јасно припаѓаат на секојдневниот контекст, но уметноста е таа која ја гледаме во галериите. Со мојот блог Ве водам низ просторите на Националната Галерија во Лондон.  Ова е специфично искуство на специфично место со специфична цел. Соочување со големите мајстори, со нивните уметнички дела кои чувствувам дека ги содржат нивните лични чувства додека се создавале.
Нивните мастердела се историја и сторија.

1400тите и 1500тите и 1600тите години биле бизарни за живеење, велат….а која ера од човечката историја, не била? Рани денови на ренесансата, време кога религијата била центар на општеството. Овие уметнички дела немале допир со реалноста. Можеби немаме многу стории од тие времиња, но имаме уметност…тоа е ерата на Jan Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello…


И гледајќи назад на уметноста од минатото, се добива една нова порака, која не потсетува дека ќе бидеме ОК. Еве, човештвото преживеало и ужасни лидери и  природни непогоди, болести, конфликти, ропства. Луѓето преживеале се. Настаните како будење, преточени во феноменални уметнички дела за да ги слават оние кои ја победиле смртта или пак го завршиле животот за другите.

Затоа секој чекор низ ваква галерија ни соочува векови на човечката конфузија и страдање, проcледени со триумф и по некој прогрес.

Затоа потребна ни е уметноста од оваа точка на историјата.  Не само да се создава нова уметност, туку и да се гледа назад и да се вреднува она од каде дошла. Повеќе знаење од историјата на уметноста е потребно, повеќе време поминато во галерии…тоа може да биде вистински мелем за овие оловни времиња кога ќе бидеме запаматени како цивилизација која единствено искусувала нешта од кои имала лична корист.

Да ја повторуваме постојано една по мене мошне важна мисла на Толстој:

“Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling.”

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  • Ashley June 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    London is definitely on my go-to list! What a great trip! I love art so I am just a little jealous that you got to do this! Thanks for the trip recap!

  • Ryan June 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Looks like a great experience. I am jealous. I wish I had more time to travel!

    • Teona Mango June 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      A truly great experience

  • Saidah Washington June 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    This is a once in a lifetime experience and on most people’s travel wish lists. You captured some amazing photos.

  • Jackie June 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    This is so cool and a wonderful opportunity. I had a subject that focused on this kind of stuff and was so interesting. At least you got to capture some photos and have a memory of seeing it now which is fantastic.

  • Amber Myers June 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    So neat! I’d love to check these paintings out. I need to visit the National Gallery.

  • jhilmil June 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    wow, so beautiful photos & the art looks amazing! A must visit for the art lover like me ..London is truly mesmerizing

  • Chelf June 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    oh lucky you! I could have stayed there for ever and ever staring at those masterpieces!c

    • Teona Mango June 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

      They are truly mesmerizing

  • Tasheena @ June 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Great post! This looks like such a great experience. London is on my list of places to visit.

  • David Elliott June 7, 2017 at 4:52 am

    This reminds me of my recent trip to the Getty with all of the beautiful art here. Although I have made the trek to the London art museum myself when I was staying in the city and it was beautiful there. I loved it.

  • Andrea June 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    still on my bucket list yo must of had a once in a lifetime experience and had an amazing time. right out of the movies. you captured your trip beautifully with your voice and the pictures.

  • CourtneyLynne June 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Amazing!!!! I just love art!! You must have had one incredible experience

  • Jessica Collazo June 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    That place look amazing. Great art work

  • Cynthia Nicoletti June 8, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Beautiful Gallery. Amazing artwork. Must have been a wonderful trip for you.

  • Anosa June 8, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Visiting art galleries are one of my things-to-do. It is not just refreshing to the eyes, you get to see amazing creations by people who has extraordinary talent. I am sure you had an awesome experience there.

  • Blair villanueva June 9, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Lovely photographs and their paintings are all breathtaking. Glad they allowed you to snapped these pictures!