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Manchester City Art Gallery

Posted on 1st July 2013

There is nothing like the experience of getting right up to a work of art to understand the structure and the paint surface to fully understand and appreciate it” Mrs Wish says. “Even when a student knows a painting well from seeing it in a book, there is nothing to prepare them for the surprise of discovering the scale and presence of an art work and the fine details that no reproduction can capture even in this digital age.

If students want to see what to expect in any gallery they may encounter in this country. However, the¬†www.bbc.co.uk./yourpaintings¬†website has photographed just about every picture in every gallery in this country and provided you have a title or painter’s name you can follow it up and see the other pictures they may have.