2014 brings with it a host of world-class exhibitions, from the exquisite Renaissance portraits of Giovanni Battista Moroni to a very special show from contemporary German master Anselm Kiefer.
Giovanni Battista Moroni (c.1520 – 1579)
The Sackler Wing of Galleries
25 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
2009-2016 Season supported by JTI
In Autumn 2014, the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first comprehensive exhibition in the UK to showcase the works of the Bergamo artist Giovanni Battista Moroni. A contemporary of Titian, and one of the most important painters of the Northern Italian Renaissance, Moroni is widely regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of all time. His genius lay in his ability to capture both the exact likeness, character and inner life of his sitters with a rare penetrating insight. Depicting members of the society in which he lived, his portraits convey a humanity, particularly in his portrayal of the regular people of Bergamo of his day, and are remarkable for their vitality, directness and immediacy. The exhibition will present Moroni not only as a distinctive portraitist but also in his lesser-known role as a religious painter.
Allen Jones RA
13 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
Lead Series Supporter JTI
Allen Jones’ reputation was established, while still a student at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1960s, as part of a generation of young talented Pop artists. Over the past forty years his work has remained true to the depiction of popular culture, with much of his imagery being drawn from advertising and performance. This exhibition will be a survey of Jones’ work spanning his entire career, including prints, paintings and the iconic figurative sculptures from the late 1960s up to the present day. The exhibition will also seek to demonstrate the enduring place of drawing in Jones’ creative process. His talents as a draughtsman are considerable and although infrequently seen, these drawings underpin every element of his artistic output.