John Gibson RA,
Antigone discovered over the dead body of her brother.
Pen and ink and wash over pencil on wove paper. 195 mm x 245 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.
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John Gibson RA (1790 - 1866)
RA Collection: Art
195 mm x 245 mm
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To celebrate our 250th birthday, we’re highlighting 250 beautiful, odd and inspiring objects from the RA Collection in 25 themes. In this edition we put on our dancing shoes to tap, twirl and stomp our way from antiquity to today.
To celebrate our Collection going on display for the first time, we asked our Professor of Ancient Literature, Mary Beard, to tell us the stories behind some of her favourite pieces inspired by classical myths – from Hercules and Venus to lesser-known gods, nymphs and cyclopes. You’ll find all these works on free display in the new RA.
The award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney offers an audio tour of favourite works from the RA Collection – from John Constable to Antony Gormley.
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