Results for tag 'RA Magazine'


Artists 4d ago

In the studio with Will Alsop RA

Known for his colourful urban buildings, the Academician also retreats to paint in his Norfolk studio.


Opinion 6d ago

Melvyn Bragg on his love of Rembrandt

As a major show of Rembrandt’s late works opens, Bragg considers the artist’s achievement as a consummate witness of life.


Opinion 6d ago

Egon Schiele: The body electric

Although their erotic and existential angst once fell foul of public taste, Egon Schiele’s nudes have stood the test of time, argues Simon Wilson.


Article 12d ago

Contemporary calendar: Autumn 2014

From recent works by Jasper Johns Hon RA to the Frieze Art Fair, we bring you ten essential London exhibition openings for your diary.


Artists 15d ago

Michael Sandle RA on William Dalrymple’s book 'Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan'

The Academician and sculptor finds history repeating itself on reading an illuminating analysis of Britain’s first Afghan war.


RA Recommends 1mth ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 1 - 7 August

From the beginnings of colour photography in Russia to the powerful and poetic portraits of artist Celia Paul.


RA Recommends 1mth ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 25 - 31 July

From a survey of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glasgow's Hunterian to the last days of shows from Sean Scully RA, Phyllida Barlow RA and more.


Opinion 1mth ago

Highlights from the Edinburgh Art Festival

With Edinburgh's galleries and museums playing host to over 45 exhibitions this summer, here are our top picks of what not to miss.


Artists 1mth 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.


RA Recommends 2mths ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 18 - 24 July

From marking the centenary of World War I at the Imperial War Museum to Salisbury Cathedral, where John Maine RA's sculptures are set around the grounds.


Artists 2mths 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.


Artists 2mths 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.


RA Recommends 2mths ago

Our pick of this week’s art events: 11 - 17 July

From Dottori's Futurist landscapes at the Estorick Collection to Raven Row, where dancers perform the pioneering works of Yvonne Rainer.


Artists 2mths 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.


Artists 2mths 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.


Opinion 2mth ago

'Ming: The Golden Empire' opens at National Museums Scotland

As two exhibitions looking at the Ming Empire open in the UK this summer, we look at the wealth of objects in store.


RA Recommends 2mth ago

Our pick this week’s art events: 4 - 10 July

From a showcase of Mayfair galleries to the blurred lines of painting and photography by Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke.


RA Recommends 2mth ago

Our pick of this week’s art events: 27 June - 3 July

From Quentin Blake's whimsical illustrations to Matthew Barney's surreal films.


RA Exhibitions 2mth ago

Intercontinental connections

Artist John Carter RA explains how his work resonates with Buenos Aires artists in ‘Radical Geometry’.


Opinion 2mth ago

Bridget Riley at David Zwirner

An exhibition tracks Bridget Riley’s return to the stripe at key points in her career, writes Chris Fite-Wassilak.


Inside the Academy 2mth ago

Your friend in high places

Chair of the Friends Board of Trustees Denise Wilson talks to Sam Phillips about her role at the Academy.


Artists 2mth 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.


RA Recommends 2mth ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 20 - 26 June

From the NPG's annual BP Portrait Award to Academician Fred Cuming's serene seascapes.


Article 3mth ago

Marina Abramovic: Three of the best

As Marina Abramovic Hon RA's latest performance art piece opens, we spotlight key moments in her career.


Article 3mth ago

Connecting 21st-century installation to 18th-century portrait sculpture in six steps

Simon Wilson investigates the six degrees of separation between Phyllida Barlow RA and Roubiliac’s portrait busts.


Article 3mth ago

Two artist couples display together this summer

Two Academicians take the rare step of showing alongside their partners this summer, reports Richard Cork.


Opinion 3mth ago

Think pink: Franz West at The Hepworth Wakefield

The multiple meanings of West’s witty sculptures are unravelled at The Hepworth Wakefield this summer.


RA Exhibitions 3mth ago

Dennis Hopper's photography comes to the RA

Dennis Hopper was the epitome of 1960s American counter-culture. As an exhibition of the actor and director’s photographs comes to the RA, Jonathan Romney assesses this diverse body of work to reveal an astute...


Opinion 3mth ago

Mondrian squared

Two shows shine a new light on the Dutch modern master's work.


RA Exhibitions 3mth ago

Modern Art of South America comes to the RA

How does an art movement travel to a new continent? As the RA’s ‘Radical Geometry’ opens, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro maps the cultural and political changes that were crucial to the development of abstraction in S...


RA Exhibitions 3mth ago

RA Schools students discuss their upcoming final show

As students from the RA Schools prepare for their final show, what are their feelings about leaving after three intensive years of study? Some of them discuss the issues they face with Schools tutor Brian Grif...


Opinion 3mth ago

Four major exhibitions with colour at their core open this summer

Simon Wilson surveys a slew of shows, in London, Liverpool and Margate, that reveal the changing roles colour has played in art history.


Artists 3mth 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.


RA Exhibitions 3mth ago

Summer Exhibition 2014: Turning the tables

Can an establishment institution like the Royal Academy be a radical force? As this year’s Summer Exhibition focuses on an influx of newly elected Royal Academicians, Ben Luke puts the question to Members old ...


RA Exhibitions 3mth ago

Looking good on paper

How does the RA ensure the works of art it borrows remain in exemplary condition? Eleanor Mills charts the conservation challenges of bringing the woodcut prints in ‘Renaissance Impressions’ to the UK.


Opinion 3mth ago

Inside Story: Bill Viola

The pioneering video artist talks to Laura Gascoigne about mystery, compassion and sacrifice in art, as the first of his two altarpieces commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral goes on permanent display.


RA Recommends 3mth ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 23 - 29 May

From Lucian Freud’s superb collection of Frank Auerbach works to a survey of recent American abstract art.


Opinion 3mth ago

Should there be positive discrimination towards female artists?

Eileen Cooper RA and Helena Morrissey discuss whether art institutions need to prioritise women to achieve gender equality or whether positive discrimination is counter-productive.


Opinion 3mth ago

Kenneth Clark: A return to Civilisation

The success of the art historian, particularly as a broadcaster, is more significant than ever, says Christopher Baker.


Artists 3mth ago

Sam Phillips meets Terry Setch RA

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


Opinion 3mth ago

Louis Kahn at the Design Museum

Architect Trevor Dannatt RA pays tribute to Louis Kahn, whose poetic buildings are celebrated at London’s Design Museum.


RA Recommends 4mth ago

Our pick of this week's art events: 16 - 22 May

From everyday design to the painterly abstraction of Richard Smith's works on paper.


Opinion 4mth ago

Walter Sickert on stage at the Royal Opera House

Liam Scarlett’s contemporary ballet ‘Sweet Violets’ puts Walter Sickert RA’s fascination with murder centre stage.


RA Recommends 4mth ago

Our pick of this week’s art events: 2 - 8 May

From the latest Artangel commission to the history of British comics.


RA Exhibitions 6mth ago

Out of the shadows

As exceptional examples go on display in ‘Renaissance Impressions’, printmaker Anne Desmet RA reveals the story behind this pivotal development and discusses why these rare prints continue to dazzle us today.

Artists 6mth 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.


Artists 6mth 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


Inside the Academy 6mth ago

The genius of Kent

As the V&A explores the influential career of William Kent this season, we explore three works that testify to the abiding achievements of 18th-century Britain’s most versatile artist and designer.


Artists 6mth 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.


Artists 6mth 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.


Opinion 6mth ago

The craft that is now art

Novelist Tracy Chevalier, who curates a new exhibition of quilts, argues that this traditional activity should be accepted as a contemporary art medium.


Opinion 6mth ago

Cool, calm and collected

Why do artists collect art? We posed the question to artist collectors Damien Hirst, Tom Phillips RA, Howard Hodgkin and Georg Baselitz Hon RA, whose chiaroscuro prints are included in the ‘Renaissance Impress...


RA Exhibitions 6mth ago

Seeing scents

Fragrance designer Jo Malone has a nose for architecture as well as scent, as we discovered on a visit Kengo Kuma’s aromatic installation in our ‘Sensing Spaces’ exhibition.


Opinion 7mth ago

The hottest tickets for 2014

London plays host to some giants of the art world over the next year. The Chairman of the RA’s Exhibition Committee, Stephen Farthing RA, picks his top five upcoming shows and celebrates innovations born of gr...


Opinion 7mth ago

Lest we forget

Two new exhibitions of war art provide grave testament to the extent of human tragedy in world conflict.


RA Exhibitions 10mth ago

Doors of perception

How do buildings make us feel? In the RA’s ‘Sensing Spaces’ exhibition, leading international architects build extraordinary new structures in the Academy’s galleries for visitors to explore. Jay Merrick respo...


RA Exhibitions 10mth ago

Who's who in Sensing Spaces

Introducing the architects taking part in 'Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined'.


Artists 10mth 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...