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New York City is where Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Helen Frankenthaler lived, worked, drank and debated. Some of their most fabled hangouts, like the Cedar Tavern, are now long gone, but a few of their favourite haunts have survived to this day. From bookstores to bars and diners, this interactive map gives you a whistle-stop...
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Ten 1950s artist hangouts to visit in New York | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/07/2016 at 12:20. Facebook
"Of all of them, de Kooning was the painters’ painter and in my opinion anything he did was fascinating." - Dore Ashton

In preparation for our #AbEx exhibition, co-curator Edith Devaney travelled to New York to meet Dore Ashton and Irving Sandler, two of the leading art critics of the era and in their own words, "probably the last eye witnesses". Read their thoughts on the "whole bunch of...
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Meet the 1940s critics of Abstract Expressionism | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/06/2016 at 14:55. Facebook
"I was charmed to find two masters so smitten with light and violence," James Ensor once said about two of his favourite artists, JMW Turner and Goya. In this video, curator Adrian Locke discusses Ensor's painting 'Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise’ (1887) and the influence that Turner's use of light and colour had on the Belgian painter. Book now to see this painting in 'Intrigue: James...
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12/06/2016 at 11:06. Facebook
Our new lecture theatre is taking shape! Take a look at this timelapse footage of the work-in-progress, part of our #RA250 redevelopment, then head to [ Roy.ac Link ] for more pictures and updates.
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12/05/2016 at 13:20. Facebook
“The mask means to me: freshness of colour, sumptuous decorations, wild unexpected gestures, very shrill expressions, exquisite turbulence”. – James Ensor

James Ensor’s studio was filled with masks, costumes and other curios found in his mother’s souvenir shop a few floors below. He used these masks to introduce many things in his paintings: colour, decoration, expression and an anonymity...
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James Ensor: A man of many masks | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/04/2016 at 10:29. Facebook
Have you seen Antony Gormley's 'Another Place' sculpture installation in Liverpool; the live-size, cast-iron men who stand at Crosby Beach? They take on a starring role in the British Council's new interpretation of 'A Winter's Tale', a short film made as part of the 'Shakespeare Lives' series. Watch the video below:

Antony Gormley's iron men come alive for A Winter's Tale – video

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12/03/2016 at 14:58. Facebook
Five shows to fill your week with art, from Joan Eardley in Edinburgh to Roger Hiorns in Birmingham:

Five art shows to see this week: Tate Modern, IKON and more | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/03/2016 at 13:00. Facebook
Competition: win a Friends membership for 2017! As a Friend of the RA, we’ll take you through the epic drama of the Russian Revolution, onto the streets of Depression-era USA and inside the studio of Henri Matisse. The prize includes access to all RA exhibitions for free, plus dinner for two in the Keeper’s House. Enter now: [ Roy.ac Link ]
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12/03/2016 at 10:59. Facebook
"My favourites are the ones you could give to a baby, but which an adult could equally get lost in."

Read Bob and Roberta Smith's thoughts on eight of the year's best kids art books - perfect Christmas stocking inspiration.

The best art books for kids | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/02/2016 at 17:21. Facebook
The next in our 'As I see it' series, London-based artist Eddie Peake talks football, finding his sexuality and “ferocious attention seeking”, as his work goes on show at White Cube Hong Kong. Read the feature: [ Roy.ac Link ]

Eddie Peake: "I wanted to do anything but be an artist" | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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12/02/2016 at 14:20. Facebook
On arrival to the 'Bal du Rat Mort' next Saturday you'll be able to choose between the Salon Spritz or the Curious Hare complimentary cocktails, courtesy of Peter Spanton Drinks

Don't miss our last #RALates of 2016, featuring immersive curiosity shops, parlour games, ballroom dancing, surrealist film screenings, Seven Deadly Sins life drawing, taxidermy, vintage photobooths and more....
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12/02/2016 at 11:19. Facebook
Paintbrush in hand, the artist stands at his easel. It's a typical self-portrait, but for one crucial detail – where his head should be, there is instead a grinning skull. Why?

Learn more about this intriguing work by the Belgian painter James Ensor in this video with our curator Adrian Locke. Book now to see this painting in 'Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans': [ Royalacademy.org.uk Link ]
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Some excellent news this morning – A Level History of Art has been saved, as Pearson have confirmed they will develop a new A level to be taught from September 2017, following discussions between the exam board, the government and stakeholders across the subject. The news follows a recent decision by the exam board AQA to discontinue the qualifications.

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"History of Art has never been more relevant than in 2016" | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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The most celebrated goat in art history?

Simon Wilson makes the case for Robert Rauschenberg's 'Monogram', a beardy, paint-smeared creature that the artist found discarded (and already stuffed) on the streets of New York City. Have a read about the symbolism of this 'elaborately pondered' goat, and then take a trip to see it in person at Tate Modern's Rauschenberg retrospective, which opens...
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Rauschenberg and the most celebrated goat in art history | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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As an artist, "one must have a hunger for new colour, new shapes and new possibilities of discovery" - Eileen Agar RA.

Born on this day in 1899, Eileen Agar was the only British artist to have work included in the International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries in 1936. Although she is often categorised as a Surrealist, Agar was equally interested in abstraction and...
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Happy Birthday to Clyfford Still, born on this day in 1904.

“You can turn the lights out. The paintings will carry their own fire.”
The intense light of the North Sea coast had a profound effect on the Belgian painter James Ensor, as did his hometown Ostend’s colourful carnival tradition, and the contents of his family’s curiosity shop. Step into Ensor’s world in this short video – narrated in his own words, derived from his letters and his poetic musings on art. Book now for 'Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans': [...
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Today is #StAndrewsDay! In honour of Scotland's patron saint, here's JMW Turner's dramatic etching of Ben Arthur (aka The Cobbler) in the Arrochar Alps.