The RA's autumn exhibition Bronze
has received a rapturous response
from the critics. One of the show's aims is to celebrate bronze's range as a medium, both in history - from the Bronze age right up to the present day - and artistic possibility.
In the two videos below, the exhibition's co-curators introduce two of the most popular works on show, which demonstrate two very different approaches to bronze sculpture and were created more than 2,000 years apart.
In the first video, Cecilia Treves discusses the ancient Greek sculpture The Dancing Satyr, which opens the exhibition in the Central Hall and is one of the most exciting bronze discoveries of recent years:
In the second video, David Ekserdjian introduces Pablo Picasso's Baboon and Young, an inventive example of 20th-century bronze sculpture that uses some rather unorthodox materials: