Artists

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Artists 3d ago

Richard MacCormac RA remembered

People from around the RA pay tribute to leading architect Sir Richard MacCormac, who has died aged 75 following a long illness.

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Artists 6d ago

10 minutes with... Cathie Pilkington RA

Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.

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Artists 10d ago

Zaha Hadid RA on the influence of Malevich in her work

As a major Malevich show goes on view, Zaha Hadid RA reveals how her use of painting and drawing to develop buildings was inspired by the artist.

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Artists 17d ago

Hughie O’Donoghue RA contemplates art of the First World War

As an exhibition honouring the British art of the First World War opens at the Imperial War Museum a century after its outbreak, the painter discusses the impact of these works.

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Artists 17d ago

David Remfry RA’s watercolours at Fortnum & Mason

Painter Mick Rooney RA gives his own inimitable take on David Remfry RA’s witty watercolours, a new installation in the department store’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

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Artists 18d ago

The fruits of Barbara Rae RA's recent travels go on display

The vibrant colours and traditional textiles of Mexico have weaved their way into the painter's recent 'Rebozo' series.

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Artists 23d ago

Norman Ackroyd RA discusses his watercolours

A new book of Norman Ackroyd RA’s watercolours captures the immediacy of the moment, as the artist explains.

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Artists 26d ago

Mathew Tom & the RA Schools Starr Fellowship

Vivid colours are coupled with formal simplicity in the recent artworks exhibited by Mathew Tom in the RA Schools studios.

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Artists 1mth ago

10 minutes with... Tim Shaw RA

Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.

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Artists 1mth ago

Building blocks of the city

On Sunday, the RA played host to a great LEGO challenge.

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Artists 1mth ago

Tracey Emin talks about 'My Bed'

Tracey Emin RA's 'My Bed' (1998), one of the seminal works of the Young British Artist generation, goes up for sale at Christie's on Tuesday 1 July.

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Artists 1mth ago

Ed Ruscha remembers Dennis Hopper

As the RA prepares for 'Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album', Honorary Royal Academician Ed Ruscha reflects on his friendship with the legendary actor, director and photographer in 1960s Los Angeles and beyond.

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Artists 1mth ago

An interview with Amy Petra Woodward

The artist discusses her exhibition in the RA's Gallery Café.

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Artists 1mth ago

In the studio with Phillip King PPRA

Fiona Maddocks meets sculptor and former RA President Phillip King in his studio in a converted north London factory.

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Artists 2mths ago

Bob and Roberta Smith’s guide to the Summer Exhibition

Art now is more popular than it ever has been. We are in an era where art is at the centre of a public conversation about who we are, and where we want to go.

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Artists 2mths ago

Stephen Chambers RA's 'The Big Country' travels to the Pera Museum

The RA is curating a major exhibition in Istanbul of prints and paintings by Stephen Chambers, including his giant screen print shown at the RA in 2012, writes Emma Hill

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Artists 2mth ago

10 minutes with... Emma Stibbon RA

Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.

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Artists 2mth ago

Sam Phillips meets Terry Setch RA

Continuing our series on artists’ epiphanies, Sam Phillips visits the Welsh beach that transformed Setch's art.

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Artists 3mth ago

Paint inspiration: Ken Howard RA

Ken Howard RA's range of interior paints created specially for the Royal Academy is inspired by his beloved Venice, a city where he has had a studio for the past 10 years.

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Artists 3mth ago

Paint inspiration: David Mach RA

The artist's new paint range for the RA draws inspiration from his life and work.

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Artists 3mth ago

Red Alan's Manifesto

A new artwork by Grayson Perry RA presents a special manifesto for the Royal Academy.

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Artists 4mth ago

The One Show Summer Art Competition 2014

We are delighted to be working with the BBC on a very special competition this summer.

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Artists 4mth ago

10 minutes with... Mike Nelson RA Elect

Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.

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Artists 4mth ago

Ancient and modern

From traditional engravings to cutting edge digital techniques: the RA Schools is a hive of creative approaches to printmaking.

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Artists 4mth ago

The beasts are coming

A group of sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 - 2003) is being installed in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard, as part of celebrations to make the centenary of his birth.

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Artists 4mth ago

In tribute: Alan Davie RA

President of the Royal Academy Christopher Le Brun remembers the artist who died on 5 April aged 93.

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Artists 4mth ago

Phyllida Barlow at Tate Britain

Phyllida Barlow RA has unleashed seven playful giants into Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries.

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Artists 4mth ago

Georg Baselitz: Artist and collector

Georg Baselitz first encountered chiaroscuro woodcuts on a trip to Italy as a young artist. He went on to become an avid collector of these revolutionary prints, many of which are now on display in our exhibi...

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Artists 4mth ago

Last chance to bid in RA Schools Auction

Your chance to own work by an Academician and help us to continue to meet the cost of tuition fees for all students at the RA Schools.

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Artists 5mth ago

Making a mark: #PrintMonth at the RA

Welcome to Print Month. This April we’re celebrating the versatile art of printmaking, with a packed programme of exhibitions, events and online activity.

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Artists 5mth ago

10 minutes with... Conrad Shawcross RA Elect

Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.

Artists 5mth ago

Learning by making

Inspired by our ‘Renaissance Impressions’ exhibition, Stephen Chambers RA decided to create his own chiaroscuro woodcut. Here he shares his discoveries and includes his step-by-step guide.

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Artists 5mth ago

An extract from 'Matisse: The Chapel at Vence'

Read an extract from RA Publications' new book on the chapel that Henri Matisse considered his greatest work.

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Artists 5mth ago

Cutting it fine

As Tate Modern mounts a major show of Matisse’s cut-outs, painter Mali Morris RA pays tribute to the artist’s directness, inventiveness and exuberance

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Artists 5mth ago

Between the lines

In the first of a new series on artists’ epiphanies, Tess Jaray RA reveals three turning points in her understanding of art.

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Artists 5mth ago

His dark materials

War, terror and human conflict pervade the art of new RA sculptor Tim Shaw, whose first major solo show opens in Birmingham.

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Artists 5mth ago

Out of the ordinary

Michael Craig-Martin RA is installing the commonplace in a far from everyday setting, writes Richard Cork.

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Artists 5mth ago

Man of mettle

Academician Anthony Caro was the most influential British sculptor of the post-war era, famously taking sculpture off the plinth. Norman Foster RA pays a personal tribute to the man who collaborated with him o...

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Artists 5mth ago

In memoriam: Maurice Cockrill RA

His huge abstract paintings brought a vibrance to the RA’s Summer Exhibitions, while a spirit of openness characterised his role as Keeper of the RA Schools, writes his colleague, senior lecturer Richard Kirwan

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Artists 6mth ago

'Sensation' works on view at Christie's

The Royal Academy's 'Sensation' exhibition in 1997 made a major splash in the art world, introducing a wider public to the YBA (Young British Artist) generation of Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and their contempor...

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Artists 6mth ago

Meet the architects: Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura

More than any other architects, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have made me look with a fresh eye at the Royal Academy’s galleries and architecture.

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Artists 7mth ago

Meet the architects: Kengo Kuma

It may seem a strange term for an architect to coin, but Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been developing an idea of what he calls “weak architecture”.

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Artists 7mth ago

Meet the architects: Diébédo Francis Kéré

When putting together this group of architects I purposefully sought out those who would bring a variety of perspectives on how we think about architecture and the spaces around us.

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Artists 8mth ago

Timothy Hill: architecture in Australia

Architect Timothy Hill discusses his current projects and reflects on the conditions of architecture in Australia.

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Artists 8mth ago

Tim Winton: the island seen and felt

Author Tim Winton explores his belief that ‘Australia the place is constantly overshadowed by Australia the national idea.'

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Artists 8mth ago

Meet the architects: Li Xiaodong

It was when sitting with Li Xiaodong in a courtyard garden in the Huairou district, a mountainous area near the Great Wall, an hour north of Beijing, that many of his observations of Chinese culture and sensib...

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Artists 8mth ago

Shaun Gladwell: performance landscapes

Internationally acclaimed Australian contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell discusses his video 'performance landscapes'.

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Artists 8mth ago

Meet the architects: Sofia von Ellrichshausen and Mauricio Pezo

Spending some time with the Chilean architects who 'consider' rather than 'design'.

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Artists 9mth ago

Meet the architects: Grafton

“Buildings tell the stories of our lives in built form… We walk through and feel spaces with our whole bodies and our senses, not just with our eyes and with our minds. We are fully involved in the experience;...

Artists 9mth ago

B is for Bill

As Bill Woodrow RA prepares for his major retrospective at the Academy, Richard Cork talks to him about the extraordinary range of his sculpture and how one recurring theme has grown into a love of beekeeping.

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Artists 9mth ago

Fire and water

The RA's Australia show has three rooms dedicated to Aboriginal art. Wally Caruna celebrates this rich vein of indigenous culture by exploring a key work in the show that evokes the ancestral origins of the gr...