If you plan to visit London and places of interest, you should not lose the Foundling Museum and its newly opened exhibition of works by well-known artists. The famous works of Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin and Paula Rego already occupy the Museum galleries Foundling, which opened its doors on January 27 and contain creations related to the theme of the Museum, which tells the story of the first House dedicated to the care of abandoned children in Great Britain. Among the works exhibited is a collection of lost items of baby cast in bronze from Tracey Emin and Mat Collishaw photographic compositions in which he portrays children on the streets of India. Mat Collishaw is natural of Nottingham and belongs to the Group of young British artists or Jba (Young British Artists), which designates a set of conceptual artists from the United Kingdom. Furthermore, Mat has also exhibited his works in other countries, like Switzerland, in whose capital opened its first international exhibition.
It is believed that Collishaw had an affair with Tracey Emin, another artist whose works are exhibited at the Foundling Museum. Tracey is also part of the young British artists group and is of Cypriot Greek origin by his father and by his mother British. While Mat is more focused in photographic compositions and video, Tracey uses a more diverse approach that ranges from simple drawings to the complicated needlework. Paula Rego, born Paula Figueiroa Rego, has been more than half a century living in the United Kingdom. Felt attracted by the painting at an early age and, unlike Collishaw and Emin, his works often possess a more illustrative aesthetic, with children’s images. Their Portuguese origin is felt in his award-winning art, especially in what refers to the selection of materials, influenced by his childhood in a family wealthy during the Salazar regime. The Museum houses two main collections: collection Foundling and the Gerald Coke Handel collection, which mainly tell the history of the Foundling hospital and the life and works of the composer Georg Friedrich Handel. The Foundling, one of the most prestigious museums of London, Museum is located in Brunswick Square, in the Centre of the city, and will house the new exhibition until May 9.
The current opening hours are from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening from Tuesday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Museum is closed on Mondays. To get to this attraction of London, visitors must travel on metro and get off at Kings Cross St. Pancras or Russell Square; both stations are located just a few steps from the Museum.