London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s leading museum of an extremely diverse range of arts with over 4.5 million objects. The V&A collection covers works that range from Japanese prints to marble sculptures and objects of everyday use like jewelry, furnishings, and clothing.
Below we’ve highlighted 5 great pieces from the museum that visitors won’t want to miss. And the good news is, K West Hotel and Spa, a luxury boutique in West London is a skip away.
Raphael’s cartoon in the V&A
The work of Raffaello’s represents a demonstration of how to make tapestries and also fantastic proof of his abilities. The artist painted the cartoons in a mirror-like; this enabled the skillful tapestry makers’ hands to follow the design from the back.
Tipoo’s tiger is a wooden sculpture from Asia. The sculptor is the most famous piece exhibited at the V&A Museum that portrays a tiger mauling a soldier. The wooden sculpture, which was made for the Tipoo Sultan, is also semi-automated with an organ that functions.
Constable’s landscape paintings
The beautiful landscape of Hampstead by Constable is a must-see if you love painting. Just a stone’s throw away from the city, Hampstead is a true corner of pure nature. Constable was a painter who was sensitive to the beauty of Nature and he never failed to grasp Hampstead splendor. Hampstead is among the famous paintings at the V&A.
The Three Graces by Antonio Canova
The three graces is a splendid sculpture by Antonio Canova, displaying Classical imagery and techniques. The sculptor was among one of the many original and beautiful masterpieces found in V&A. The ability of the Italian sculptor in this beautiful piece of art is simply amazing. The sculpted work portrays Zeus’ mythological daughters, is carved from marble.
Fractal Table II
Made in 2011, the fractal table is an example of future design possibilities. This significant piece of furniture was designed by a procedure known as stereolithography. The complex, interlocking structure of the table is based on the form of the dragon tree. This furniture highlights the possibility of 3D printing at the initial stage.
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