Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne
Until 10 April 2015
Rubens: A beginner's guide
Rubens has been called “the prince of painters” and his influence can be seen from the portraits of Van Dyck to the prints of Picasso. Tom Jeffreys discovers six surprising facts that show there’s more to Rubens than you might think.
Charles Stewart: Black and White Gothic
Until 15 February 2015
The extraordinary life of Charles Stewart
Charles Stewart’s illustrations to the Gothic novel 'Uncle Silas' hint at an unusual life. From a childhood in a Scottish castle to a stint as a professional ballet dancer, here are five surprising facts.
Baroque 'n' roll: Rubens and his enduring artistic legacy
Summer Exhibition 2015
The story of Uncle Silas
A young girl is trapped in a mansion with her mysterious uncle and a sinister governess. With Charles Stewart’s illustrations to this Gothic novel on display in our Tennant Gallery, the curator walks us through the story.
Exploring the future of housing
Free RA Tours
‘Francis Bacon and the Art of the Past’ at the Hermitage
RA Magazine's assistant editor travelled to St Petersburg to visit the Hermitage museum’s revelatory Francis Bacon show, and happened to come across a well-known river god too.
Artist of the month: January 2015
Jean Cooke RA
An exploration of the artist's own image through self-portraiture over many years.
Remembering Ivor Abrahams RA
Past President of the RA Phillip King pays tribute to his friend and colleague Ivor Abrahams RA, who has died aged 79.
Baroque ‘n’ roll: Rubens and his enduring artistic legacy
Monochrome Tomes: A Show and Tell of Black and White Book Illustration
Behind-the-Scenes Library Visit
100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914
Object of the month: January 2015
Barbara Rae RA, 'Winter Light, Lammermoor', 1997
Despite a lifetime of travelling, the artist always returned to the rugged terrain of Scotland.
When Morris met Warhol
Connecting 20th-century Scottish artists to a golden Russian cigarette case in six steps
RA Magazine editor Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between an Edinburgh garden and the influence of Pop art on Communist Russia.
Modern Art: Friend or Foe of Religious Iconography?
Learn from experts and artists in 2015
In the studio: a glimpse into Ai Weiwei’s world
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds PRA
10 minutes with… Richard Wilson RA
The Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015
18 April — 17 May 2015
One of the joys of being an RA is meeting people I’ve held in high regard for ages.
Eric Parry RA
Barbara Rae RA
Art and Artists
Art Sales at the RA
Our 'Instrument of Foundation,' 1768
Friends of the RA
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Enjoy a year of free entry to our exhibitions, including Dennis Hopper, Anselm Kiefer and Rubens.
Painting the mystery
The Royal Academy’s showcase for emerging British design and artistic talent.
These are some of the finest galleries in Europe, and particularly suitable for sculpture.
Bryan Kneale RA
Inside the Academy
The RA Schools
A school of contemporary fine art, right at the heart of the RA.
Tacita Dean RA
"Everything comes to me by chance. It’s very important for me not to know where I’m going."
Will Alsop RA
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