Although Britain has hundreds of art galleries located all over the country, it appears that nearly 25% of the population have never visited one.
A company recently carried out a survey of 1000 people and the results are quite surprising. Among 16 – 34 year olds, one in six people thought that the famous Italian painter Botticelli was actually a footballer. Also, many of the people interviewed did not recognise the pictures of famous paintings they were shown. These included one of the world’s most famous paintings – The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
Most art galleries in Britain have free entry, including some of the most impressive art galleries in London such as the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery. However, it seems that many British people just aren’t interested in art.