Royal Academy of Arts

Dennis Hopper: Actor, Director, Firestarter and Photographer

Victoria Sadler | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Dennis Hopper is probably as well-known for his reputation as a hellraiser as he is for his acting and filmmaking. But he was also a wonderfully talented photographer and it's this talent that is the focus of this revealing and surprisingly emotive exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Summer Exhibition 2014, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Practically a national institution, the annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is the world's largest open entry exhibition, which showcases new and recent art from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.

Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

You'd expect woodcuts to be quite dry, with the images rigid and lacking in artistic expression but not at all. The technical expertise in the 150 prints the RA has brought together is such that there is great detail in these prints with bodies outlined in curving sculpting lines, and cross-hatchings used for shadow.

Royal Academy, London Summer Exhibition 2013 Review

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I was surprised, saddened at just how bland the works on show were. There were exceptions (thankfully) but so little of the collection showed any kind of verve, inventiveness or challenging commentary.

Minimalism Latino

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Minimalism has evolved in the last years from a reaction to Abstract Expressionism to a fusion of different art movements such a Conceptualism and Arte Povera and it is becoming more prominent in the Arts scene.

Margaret Harrison's 'On Reflection' and George Bellows: 'Modern American Life'

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

The gentle line of her candy coloured watercolours clash against the harshness of her themes to great effect. She says "The images, which reflect our cultures of masculinity and femininity collide with transgendered realities"...

Pop Artist Who Escaped Nazi Germany Gets London Show

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

The first major exhibition to focus on artist Kurt Schwitters' life in Britain following his escape from Nazi Germany opens this week. Eccentric Ge...

A Queen's Bounty: Original Art By Hockney, Emin And Grayson Perry Gifted To Monarch

Posted 16.02.2013 | Home

Between celebrating her Jubilee, making her acting debut and receiving news of her first great grandchild, 2012 has been a rather splendid year for th...

Royal Academy of Arts 2012 Summer Exhibition: A Controlled Explosion of Colour and Form

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Joao Paulo Nunes

In a few days, the Royal Academy of Arts in London will open its doors to showcase its annual Summer Exhibition, the world's largest show of open-submission contemporary art.

Glitter, Parties and Magnificent Curtsies!

Zandra Rhodes | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Style
Zandra Rhodes

On 23 May, HRH Queen Elizabeth, hosted a party to launch the Diamond Jubilee, intended to be "the most glittering arts event in the history of London" (this turned out to be an understatement), and I was part of the GLITTERATI!!!

Reunited: Hockney And The Queen Meet Again

PA | Posted 22.07.2012 | Home

The Queen will meet David Hockney for the second time in two days during a trip to the Royal Academy of Arts today. The artist will be among those ...

Backstage With David Hockney at A Bigger Picture

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 21.03.2012 | Home
Barbara Isenberg

David Hockney has agreed to a short visit as he supervises installation of his much anticipated landscape exhibition, opening at London's Royal Academy of Arts today (21 January). Not long after the Queen appointed him to the Order of Merit, we sip tea in a private Royal Academy office, looking out on another wet, cold London afternoon.

Sam Parker

Review: David Hockey's New Blockbuster Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.07.2012 | Home

In Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day, the lead character observes: "The English landscape at its finest possesses a quality that...

Royal Academy Of Arts Elect Painter As New President

Posted 10.02.2012 | Home

Last week The Royal Academy of Arts elected Christopher Le Brun as their new president - the first painter to take the role in almost 20 years. Le ...

David Hockney: 'I Turned Down Request To Paint Queen'

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Artist David Hockney has revealed he turned down a request to paint the Queen because he was "very busy". The 74-year-old told BBC Radio 4's Front ...