25 July 2019

Helene Schjerfbeck Finland’s Best Kept Secret – Marina Vaizey

Is the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) the most fascinating artist the anglophone world has never heard of? The fashionable preoccupation with women artists of past and present is throwing up and out some real discoveries and rediscoveries.

3 June 2019

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RA Summer Exhibition Returns To Form Under Jock McFadyen

This year the RA Summer Exhibition has returned to form with a talented lineup of artists chosen by an inexhaustible group of jurors. The 251st edition received over 16,000 entries. Around 1200 works, in a range of media, goes on display, next week. The majority of these artworks are offered for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original work by upcoming and established artists.

1 October 2018

Oceania Royal Academy A Lasting Air Of Strangeness – Edward Lucie-Smith

Oceania, Royal Academy: To some extent, our ideas about what we call ‘primitive’ or ‘tribal’ art are still formed by what we have learned, during the last century or so, about the art of tribal Africa. African art had a major impact on the attitudes of the Cubists, and later on those of the Surrealists, […]

29 November 2017

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3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360 degree tour of the show.

14 December 2016

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Christopher Le Brun RA To Mount Two US Exhibitions In 2017

Christopher Le Brun, painter and president of the Royal Academy (RA) is set to exhibit a two-part show of new work, in the US next year. Christopher Le Brun: Composer, will be mounted at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and at the Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017).

25 October 2016

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James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

2 September 2016

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Matisse in the Studio

Step into the studio of Henri Matisse, brimming with the artist’s treasured objects. Focusing exclusively on their important role in his work for the first time, the RA will reveal how this eclectic collection took on new life in his transcendent art. Matisse drew his collection from the far corners of the world: Buddhist statuary […]

2 September 2016

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Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art. Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and […]

23 June 2016

FOUND: Cornelia Parker Curates Royal Academicians At The Foundling Museum

Artlyst has attended the Foundling Museum, London, currently presenting the exhibition ‘FOUND’ curated by Foundling Fellow and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker. The artist was invited to curate an exhibition of over sixty outstanding artists with a varying range of practices to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage and collection. The […]

6 June 2016

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Launch Pad: 248th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Unveiled

The 248th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London will open to the public, later on this week with its usual mix of A-list first rate international artists and provincial watercolourists. The exhibition is coordinated this year by the British sculptor and Royal Academician Richard Wilson. Comprising a range of media, the Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open submission exhibition, provides a […]

22 February 2016

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour. This ambitious and long overdue exhibition will bring together some of the finest works associated with the movement from […]

17 February 2016

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Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans

The first major exhibition of James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. One of Belgium’s most prominent modernist artists, Ensor was widely considered to be an important precursor of Expressionism. Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans brings together some 70 paintings, drawings and prints by the artist, the vast […]

24 December 2015

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Ai Weiwei: A Prolific Year For The Chinese Dissident Artist In Pictures

It has been a particularly busy year for the acclaimed dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Artlyst even joined Ai and Anish Kapoor when the artists joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. We even […]