Sunday when I got to Cambridge, UK for the first time – I was lucky there was no rain. So after dropping off my luggage at the Ibis Station Hotel, I walked towards the first go-to in my list: The Fitzwilliam Museum. They close at 5 in the afternoon. I made it just in time for a twenty minute quick art apprecitation.
The staff at Fitwilliam Museum were lovely. The gentleman at the reception gave me a map of the different galleries, asked what I wanted to see, and when I said Impressionism art, directed me right away to Gallery Number 5.
My heart skipped a beat and I tried not to be too obviously astounded by the sight of the beautiful paintings of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, and Seurat. I learned more about Suerat’s style of painting that day, the use of tiny dots or ‘pointillism’. If I had more time I could have spent hours looking at each painting’s strokes, and imagine the painters’ moods when they were completing their masterpieces.
Though my visit was quite short I had a great time in the Fitzwilliam Museum. It was not as big but its architecture was beautiful, and its exhibits boast fine art work. Definitely this one will remain in my Places To Go in Cambridge.