Friday, 19 October 2012

Sir John Soane Museum

This museum is tucked away from the busy city of London in Holborn. The British Architect, John Soane designed this house to live in, but also as a setting for his antiquities and his work of art. After the death of his wife in 1815 he was determined to establish the house as a museum and to open it to the public.

This museum is definitely beautiful. The details inside of each room, very soft and yet bold. He used a lot of mirrors to reflect light coming from outside to get inside, also to reflect what is in the other room. They are very strict, you are not allowed to take pictures and you must have your phone off at all times when you're inside. You can only carry an A4 (maximum) size of sketchbook, and no pens only pencils. They provide a transparent bag for your belongings but if your bag is too big for it they would ask you to place it in their cloak room.

The drawing above took me about a whole day to do, using vector works, showing the details of the library room. This room has caught my attention because of the lighting inside and the fact that it is the biggest room in the museum. The colour, furnitures and the mirrors definitely played their part to create a dramatic atmosphere.

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