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Our new Tennant Gallery show, 'Anthony Green RA: The Life and Death of Miss Dupont' tells the story of the artist's mother's second marriage, seen through the eyes of his 13-year-old self. In his own words:

"Home for the weekend from boarding school my mother and Stanley proudly showed off the new decorations of their bedroom. Her parents' double bed, resplendent with a recovered burgundy...
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Vladimir Lenin died on this day in 1924. Russian artist Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin sketched the Bolshevik leader as he lay in his coffin, but the painting he made afterwards has remained largely hidden from view. The co-curator of our exhibition 'Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932' explains why this work is so controversial it's seldom on display. See it in person at the RA from 11 February: [...
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As a new term in the White House divides America, we take a look back at another turbulent time when leadership change, social upheaval and economic anxiety steered the country into uncharted waters. Here are 6 views of 1930s America as painted by the country's artists, from Edward Hopper to Georgia O'Keeffe and Jackson Pollock.

Six views of America | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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"My mother's dressing table at 17 Lissenden Mansions fascinated me: peeping into her hand mirror; the huge crystal powder bowl was irresistible; inside the pink powder fluff was very soft. This dressing table garniture – one of the few things she salvaged from her first marriage." - Anthony Green RA

'Madeleine's Ashes: The Crystal Powder Bowl, A Memorial' is now on display in 'Anthony Green...
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"We are used to seeing work that is already known... one of the special things in Premiums is that the work on show is being tested outside the artists' studios for the first time" – Eileen Cooper RA, Keeper of the RA Schools, on Premiums: Interim Projects 2017. Opening on 27 January, this annual show features the work of artists at the midpoint of their studies at the RA Schools – and this...
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Opening today, our new Tennant Gallery show, 'Anthony Green RA: The Life and Death of Miss Dupont' focuses on a recently-completed work, shown for the very first time. Three metres tall and entitled 'The Fur Coat, “Hazana”', it tells the story of his mother’s second marriage, seen through the eyes of her 13-year-old only child. The painting, which Anthony Green Artist has worked on over a...
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Have you seen our 'How to read it' series? Learn about one work a month with these quick guides – for January, we're looking at Constable: roy.ac/howtoreadit
It’s looking rather balmy in London just now, so we’re seeking out our own white Christmas in the RA collection, with Joseph Farquharson’s snowy Scottish landscape. Did you know the sheep are…

How to read it: When Snow the Pasture Sheets | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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From fearless female characters to propaganda posters against the Franco regime, we guide you through the best art to see this week.

Five art shows to see this week: Whitechapel Gallery, New Art Exchange and more | Royal Academy

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Just two weeks left to see "the event of the autumn" (London Review of Books) – our intriguing James Ensor exhibition. Book now: [ Roy.ac Link ]
"Avarice" by James Ensor is one of eight etchings from an album that the artist made over more than a decade, entitled "The Deadly Sins". Using coloured pencil and watercolour, Ensor depicted gluttony, sloth, pride, anger, avarice, envy and lust, often in domestic settings such as this dinner table, as a reminder that such sins can be found in everyday life. In each etching, a skeleton or...
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In this extract from his new book, Timothy Hyman RA explores how the visionary Belgian painter remade figurative painting in his own macabre manner

Dreams, demons and seismic doodling: Timothy Hyman RA on James Ensor | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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Heritage Lottery Fund are running a photo competition to find the best #HeritageTreasures, so here's ours: the RA's 140-year-old ceiling being lovingly restored by specialists last December. The ceiling is above a large lecture theatre, originally built for the University of London in 1870, and soon to be opened up as a place for talks and debates at the RA.

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What's it like making art in virtual reality? We spoke to the three RA Schools artists creating work for our 'Virtually Real' project, an interactive art exhibition experienced through VR headsets, where "physical objects don't have to behave like physical objects".

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"I paint things I care about, about love, and about silliness. Actually silliness is my armour. I don't mind being silly." – Anthony Green RA in Artists And Illustrators Magazine.

Discover 'The Life and Death of Miss Dupont' in the RA Tennant Gallery later this month, an exhibition by one of our longest standing Royal Academicians, Anthony Green. Green's works are intensely autobiographical:...
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Have you been to your first exhibition of 2017 yet? Here's a few suggestions to get you started, from a custom-made bouncy castle designed by a committee of children at Pump House Gallery, to an entire art show submitted by email at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and huge abstract canvases by Sandra Blow RA at The Fine Art Society. More here:

Five art shows to see this week | Royal Academy of Arts

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on this day in 1836. Born in Holland, Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870. He collected many archaeological drawings and photographs, which became source material for his paintings. The subject matter in 'A Family Group' is more domestic as he depicts his second wife, the painter Laura Epps, alongside her brother and sisters admiring a painting by her and her...
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Less than a week left to experience Ai Weiwei 360, an immersive tour of last year's landmark exhibition, made in collaboration with The Space Arts. Navigate the show in your own time from wherever you are, with commentary from the exhibition’s curators and the artist himself. You can explore the galleries on desktop, tablet or smartphone using just your web browser – or experience it in...
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Did you know Constable's father owned the mill you can see on the left? Here's a quick guide to what's going on in this oil sketch, the latest in our 'How to read it' series.

How to read it: Constable's Flatford Mill study | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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