National Gallery, London by Steven Levin

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Steven Levin

National Gallery, London


86.36 x 116.84 cm | 34 x 46 in

Oil on canvas

This work is on loan from a private collection.

“This is part of a series I’ve been doing for many years, depicting people looking at paintings.

This painting shows one of the largest galleries in the National Gallery of London. It is an immense, breathtaking room. The view I’ve painted is only from about the midway point in the room.

I enjoy the idea of doing paintings within paintings, of capturing the attitudes of people looking at art and becoming unconsciously, part of a work of art themselves. Museums are rich with so many wonderful spaces to search out, some intimate little rooms that only see a handful of visitors each day and others like this grand salon, which are the centerpiece of it all.” – STEVEN J. LEVIN