Explore new and old art at British Museum

The British Museum is welcoming art lovers to the prestigious venue to take in a series of exhibits for free.

Ideal for those staying in luxury London hotels, visitors to the city can take in over 100 drawings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries.

The German line drawings come from one of region’s most prolific and creative periods, with German Romanticism being a philosophical and artistic movement with a great deal of influence across Europe.

Prints and drawings on display portray poetic scenes, landscapes, tales from folklore and historic heroes.

“The works show high standards of draughtsmanship, depict an amazing variety of subject matter and use a range of sophisticated print techniques, including the recently invented technique of lithography,” explained the museum.

Located in Room 80 and open to the public until April 8th, the exhibit boasts the works of notables such as Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Wilhelm Tischbein, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Friedrich Overbeck, Peter Cornelius, Karl-Friedrich Schinkel and Johann Christian Reinhart.

Those staying in central London hotels that are looking for more contemporary artworks can also take in the sights of the British Museum’s Manga exhibit.

Featuring an array of arresting artworks from Hoshino Yukinobu, a famed Japanese comic book artist, the exhibit showcases original pieces from his graphic novel Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure.

Having first visited the museum in 2009, the artist began working on a story in which his beloved character solved a mystery within its confines.

“Japanese readers followed the series for five months… before the thrilling mystery was bought to a close with a dramatic final scene that sees the Rosetta Stone in grave danger,” explained organisers.

The ten-part series will be reprinted in English by the British Museum Press with the finished drawings and sketches put on display in celebration.

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