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O! let my looks be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.

– from 'Sonnet 23', by William Shakespeare, whose birthday it is today!

In Solomon Alexander Hart RA's 1838 painting 'An Early Reading of Shakespeare', figures gather round to listen to a recital of the famous playwright's works.
O let my looks be then the eloquence And dumb presagers of
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Royal Academy of Arts
04/22/2017 at 13:28. Facebook
Our newest Academician, David Adjaye, is the only architect on this year's TIME 100 list!

"His work – deeply rooted in both the present moment and the complex context of history – has envisioned new ways for culture to be represented and reflected in the built environment."

Read Thelma Golden, Director of The Studio Museum in Harlem, on why Adjaye is "one of the great architectural...
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Our newest Academician David Adjaye is the only architect on this year's TIME 100 list

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04/21/2017 at 15:21. Facebook
Dod Procter RA was born on this day in 1891. Her painting 'Morning' was voted picture of the year at the Royal Academy in 1927 before it was bought for the nation by the Daily Mail and presented to Tate, making her a household name. She became a Royal Academician in 1942 when she gave 'The Pearl Necklace' as her diploma work.
Dod Procter RA was born on this day in 1891 Her painting
Dudley Jacomb
Lorna Tinham
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04/21/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
JMW Turner RA was born on this day in 1775. He travelled through Britain and Europe every summer making sketches, which he developed into watercolours like this 'Durham Cathedral'. After canvassing for support, he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1799 at the young age of 24, although the President of the Academy at the time dismissed Turner's paintings as "crude blotches".
JMW Turner RA was born on this day in 1775 He travelled
Sara Viventi
Dave Morgan
Peter Webb
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04/20/2017 at 19:24. Facebook
“Indisputable fact: there’s no more important painter alive today than Jasper Johns” – Time Out London. Our landmark retrospective on this iconic artist opens this autumn, tickets on sale now.
Indisputable fact theres no more important painter alive today than Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts

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04/20/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Next month we celebrate our loyal supporters with Friends Week! Running 15-21 May, it's a chance for our Friends to experience extra events, activities, talks and tours from around the RA. In celebration of 40 years of the Friends membership scheme created by former RA President Sir Hugh Casson, his family has generously bequeathed a number of his sketchbooks, which will be exclusively on...
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04/19/2017 at 14:20. Facebook
"When a building is completed it’s the beginning of its life – a life which really only starts when people inhabit and breathe life into it."

Born on this day: architect Alan Stanton RA. The firm he founded with Paul Williams, Stanton Williams, is currently overseeing several major London projects, including a revamp of the Royal Opera House's Lindbury Theatre and a new research centre for...
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When a building is completed its the beginning of its life a

10 minutes with... Alan Stanton RA | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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04/19/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
“By sculpture I understand that which is done by the sheer force of taking away; that which is done by addition is similar to painting.” – Michelangelo

The Taddei Tondo is celebrated as the only sculpture by Michelangelo in the UK, but what does it actually depict and why was it left unfinished? Here's how to read it...
By sculpture I understand that which is done by the sheer force

How to read it: Michelangelo's Taddei Tondo | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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04/18/2017 at 20:18. Facebook
Missed our Russian Revolution exhibition? Lots of videos, articles and other resources to catch up on here:
Missed our Russian Revolution exhibition Lots of videos articles and other resources

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 | Articles and videos

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Rosa Carnis
Niamh Tobin
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04/18/2017 at 17:12. Facebook
Mentioning the quirky, non-conformist style of Anthony Green at my art school interview drew sniggers – but it was Green’s very idiosyncrasies that taught me to think for myself, says artist and RA Schoo…
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04/18/2017 at 14:14. Facebook
George Clausen RA was born on this day in 1852. He often painted scenes of life and work in the English countryside, and was a war artist during the First World War. According to fellow painter Charles Shannon, Clausen was "a horribly domestic creature, full of regard for old friends and obviously a happy nature in happy circumstances".
George Clausen RA was born on this day in 1852 He often
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04/18/2017 at 12:15. Facebook
The landscape painter and former President of the RA Roger de Grey was born on this day in 1918. This work was painted in Kent in 1976, and is from a series exploring the landscape as seen from outside and inside.
The landscape painter and former President of the RA Roger de Grey
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Royal Academy of Arts
04/18/2017 at 09:26. Facebook
“I hope it will not tell any obvious anecdotes, since none are intended.”

Edward Hopper had good reason to believe that other people would spin stories from his artworks; today, there’s a whole compilation of fiction written by authors including Stephen King and Lee Child “inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper”.

The artist himself remained cagey on his subjects. “Maybe I am not very...
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“I hope it will not tell any obvious anecdotes since none are intended”
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Sue Coyne
Janice Rita Johnson
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04/18/2017 at 08:08. Facebook
Installation view: America After the Fall © Royal Academy of Arts. Photo by David Parry.
Installation view: America After the Fall © Royal Academy of Arts Photo by David Parry
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04/18/2017 at 08:04. Facebook
Installation view: America After the Fall. © Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: James Harris.
Installation view: America After the Fall © Royal Academy of Arts Photo: James Harris
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04/17/2017 at 11:43. Facebook
Yinka Shonibare's 'RA Family Album', the immense colourful wrap that has adorned Burlington Gardens since May 2016, will be coming down over the summer as the RA250 building works enter their next phase. Step inside the stories behind the photographs with our interactive guide to the project.
Yinka Shonibares RA Family Album the immense colourful wrap that has adorned

Royal Academy Family Album: Yinka Shonibare MBE RA

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04/17/2017 at 08:56. Facebook
"Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.” – Georgia O'Keeffe

To accompany our #AmericaAfterTheFall show, Sarah Churchwell takes an in-depth look at historical context of paintings including 'American Gothic', 'Aspiration' and 'New York Movie':
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is

The reality behind American Gothic | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

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Happy Easter from the Royal Academy! Sir Edwin Landseer RA may be best-known for his paintings of majestic horses and faithful hounds, but he wasn't above sketching the odd fluffy bunny on occasion...
Happy Easter from the Royal Academy Sir Edwin Landseer RA may be
Veronica Kaneti
Kevin Shepherd
Apa Chioara
"Lovingly devotional, perversely funny, disturbingly erotic and visually mind-blowing in its eclecticism", Anthony Green RA's 'The Life and Death of Miss Dupont' exhibition has been extended until 25 June. Stop by the Tennant Gallery this weekend to witness what artist Mark Hampson describes as "part archive, part wunderkammer, part circus". [ Roy.ac Link ]
Lovingly devotional perversely funny disturbingly erotic and visually mindblowin
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Pauline Perry
On his election as a Royal Academician in 1922, Robert Anning Bell submitted as his diploma work this quiet, solemn painting. Created ten years earlier, it depicts a moment from the Biblical story of the day after Jesus's crucifixion on Good Friday; 'the Women going to the Sepulchre'.
On his election as a Royal Academician in 1922 Robert Anning Bell
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