Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
Time Out says
Tue Nov 27 2012
Britain's first art school was founded in 1768 and moved to the extravagantly Palladian Burlington House a century later. It is now best known for the galleries. Expect to pay for blockbusters (like 2008's popular 'From Russia' show) in the Sackler Wing or main galleries, while shows in the John Madejski Fine Rooms are drawn from the RA's holdings – ranging from Constable to Hockney – and are free. The Royal Academy's biggest event is the Summer Exhibition, which for more than two centuries has drawn from works entered by the public as well its Royal Academicians. The nozzles of the courtyard fountain are layed out to match the position of the stars and planets on the night in 1723 when Sir Joshua Reynolds, artist and RA Founding President, was born.
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What's on at Royal Academy of Arts
Painting, Contemporary art
It seems shocking that this is the first major retrospective of Anselm Kiefer's work. The German artist's heavily textured, sculptural paintings - made with straw, clay and lead - are powerful and unique pieces of modern art. There will be work from his...
- Rating: 4/5
Was Honoré Daumier (1808-1879) the greatest caricaturist that ever lived? That’s the question you start asking yourself about halfway through this enthralling exhibition. The political lampoonery of the French artist’s merciless cartoons established his...
Dennis Hopper wasn't just one of the best actors of his generation, he was also a keen and accomplished photographer. This show will bring together over 400 of his photographs, including portraits of artists and fellow actors like Robert Rauschenberg...
Painting, Renaissance art
Moroni (1520-1579) was a talented contemporary of Titian and dedicated his considerable skills to the art of portraiture. He captured the everyday lives of people in his native Bergamo with compassion and humanity, marking him out as a uniquely gifted...
Drawing and illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Abstract
South America wasn't immune to the modernist movement that took hold in mid-twentieth century Europe, across the continent artists were producing vibrant, radical art to rival that being made over here. With artists like the brilliant Helio Oiticica and...
This year’s exhibition of graduating RA students is sure to be a crowd puller, not least for a chance to see the students who have already achieved fame but to see what the other 15 students have been doing for the past three years.
Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna
Prints and editions, Renaissance art
Over 100 works from the Albertina museum's collection of 16th century chiaroscuro printed works will be on display in this exhibition, showcasing this shortlived but influential technique with works by Hans Burgkmaier and Lucas Cranach.
For it 246th year, the RA's open-submission Summer Exhibition is serving up its standard mix of painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture by established and unknown artists.
Architecture shows, with all their blueprints and models, are rarely the most exciting of prospects. But this show promises something different, inviting major contemporary architectural firms from across the globe to create installations to showcase...