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Fine Art in Great Britain

Great Britain is an excellent place to see some of the finest pieces of art in the world today. A vast array from many countries has been collected and is diplayed in museums across the country.

Over the years, the Victorians had a fascination with Egyptian Art and History. The museums in London have been collecting Egyptian art for over a century. The British Museum in particular is currently exhibiting the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead provides a journey through the afterlife. The Egyptians have long been interested in the concept of 'paradise after death'. The goal being to journey safely and comfortably to paradise after the mortal death. The Egyptian Book of the Dead provided a guide for this journey. The Book is written in hieroglyphics, a pictorial ancient language used by the Ancient Egyptians. Individuals needed objects to make their life comfortable in the afterlife.

Burying the dead originally began with putting rocks over the dead body so that animals would not devour their loved ones. Later this progressed, and burying the dead became more protective and advanced, small tombs were built. These tombs were built larger and larger and until finally they became what we know today as the pyramids. The pyramids were filled with many precious objects of art to help the dead individual be comfortable on his journey in the afterlife. Britain has now become world famous for its fine collection of Egyptian artifacts.

The British Museum is also displaying two Bodhisattvas. A Bodhisattva is the Buddha's version of a saint. These two sculptures were created to be used in special rituals by the family in the rememberance of their deceased emperor.

The British have a fine list of renowned national artists, such as Tony Cragg. He is well known for his plastic sculptures. His work is current, and reflects the materials and the mood of the Millennium. He describes his sculpture as "punk gesture". He considers his work aimed against the classes to express something of the time we live in. This has often been the goal of artists throughout time.

The Birmingham Society of Artists was established in 1821. The school specializes in life drawing, and they always aim to promote their artists as much as possible. Another famous school of art is the Royal Glasgow Institute of fine Arts. This is a large institution that has trained many fine artists. The school organizes prestigious programs to promote contemporary art and artists in Scotland.

There are many excellent schools of art in Great Britain that have managed to show their concepts to the everyday world. This plays an important part in producing many of the nations greatest artists. Museums also have their place in portraying many different views on art from around the world.

Tourists often visit Great Britain as a travel destination because of the fine art produced in the country, as well as the paintings and sculptures that are displayed in galleries and museums. There are special tours available for travellers whose main purpose is to visit museums and art galleries.

Ancient art found in small towwns and villages can be of particularly interesting to the visitor. Churches for example contain wonderful art and architecture throughout history.


David Tatham has been working in the world of fine arts for over many years and his website http://www.davidshepherd.com contains a wealth of information, also hundreds signed, limited edition prints and original works of art by world renowned artists, for example the conservationist and wildlife artist, David Shepherd.

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