Throwback to RA's Summer Exhibition 2017 featuring the work of #LianeLang .
We are delighted that two artists shortlisted for The Young Masters Art Prize: #IsabelleVanZeijl and #LianeLang & Guest Artist #GordonCheung all feature in the #RoyalAcademy of Arts #SummerExhibition which opens on 13 June - 20 August 2017.
Royal Academician Eileen Cooper, explores themes of discovery and new talent from her unique position as Keeper of the Royal Academy, responsible for supporting and guiding the RA Schools students.
Young Masters Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition 2017 runs 19th - 24th June 2017 at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN. The Private View takes place on Tuesday 20 June, 6 - 9 pm. The winner will be announced on 21 June. RSVP essential http://bit.ly/2qYhhez
Painting the Sky.
Statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds. By Alfred Drury, R.A., 1856-1944.
1931. Bronze. The statue stands in the "Annenberg Courtyard" of Burlington House, off Piccadilly, London. The building is commonly known as the Royal Academy (of Arts). The wings of the building are occupied by a number of learned societies, known collectively as the "Courtyard Societies". The Royal Academy occupy the main wing of Burlington House. The work by Alfred Drury, himself a member of the RA, was erected by the RA and the Leighton Fund in 1931. It was Grade II listed in February 1970. The statue honours the artist who was a founding member of the Royal Academy, and its first president. Alfred Drury's model for it won the commission in a competition held in 1917; but it took Drury many years to complete the work.
Reynolds is shown in a rather balletic pose, standing poised in front of an unseen canvas, paintbrush raised, palette and more brushes in his left hand. Prominently placed, the bronze on its stone pedestal makes an arresting and appropriate greeting to the gallery's many visitors — including those who come for the famous Summer Exhibitions, held under the RA's auspices for more than two centuries now.
This is my sixteenth contribution to a little collaboration/challenge to shoot some interesting architecture/architectural detail or statue/s with my friend Agnieszka. Feel free to join in, just tag us and let us know.
Day one #inktober#inktober2018 having fun with a giant load of children’s books from @islington_london #library 📖
including @stephanieburgisinwales @thomasflintham @bloomsburypublishing @j_t_butterworth @stevenseestheworld
Big inspiration from #badlydrawnbeth (not that it’s badly drawn... as everyone work is)
Also a bit dollop of inspiration from @royalacademyarts #summerexhibition think I’ll use a fair bit as a starting point using art for art
✏️ Draw quickly on the back of an @oxfamgb envelope using a @paper_mate #berolfineliner ✍️ #toucantoo get stuck in, love reading, writing and drawing!