We took a tour of the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015, and had a wonderful time there. The tour was organised by our artist, Ali Agayev. We focussed on studying paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites. After seeing all the paintings, the group then took a break in the relaxing, scenic surroundings of the newly-renovated Edwardian tearooms.In the afternoon our group went to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
We enjoyed viewing the 150 major paintings, purchased by Henry Barber, which included some stunning pastels and watercolours. The group noticed that there were two amazing new paintings in the display. One of them was "Miss Bentham", 1906, by the American artist George Bellows - one of the biggest and most impressive paintings. Mr David Chard explained the tones the painter successfully used on his painting.
Our last destination of the day was Edgbaston Reservoir.
Here the group had a picnic and walked around the reservoir. It was a sunny day and we all relaxed.