Jmw Turner RA
3 months ago
Nine things to know about the (late) Summer Exhibition
An invitation to artists everywhere, a story that goes back to Turner – and a top secret tea recipe. Here’s what you need to know about a weird and wonderful art tradition that’s over 250-years-old.
> 2 years ago
Top picks from the RA Collection: Tamara Rojo
As the dancer and Artistic Director of English National Ballet speaks at the RA’s first Festival of Ideas, we caught up with Tamara Rojo to hear about the art that has inspired and intrigued her – from the work she used to prepare for dancing Swan Lake, to the painting she dreams of owning.
> 2 years ago
Quiz: which great British artwork are you?
To celebrate our 250th birthday, we’re finally putting the treasures of our Collection on free display all across the RA. Each artwork has its own unique character, so which one matches yours?
< 3 years ago
The RA Collection in 250 objects: Tales of the unexpected
To celebrate our 250th birthday this year, we’re highlighting 250 beautiful, odd and inspiring objects from the RA Collection across 25 themes. In this edition, curator Annette Wickham talks us through some of the more surprising objects you’ll stumble across down in the depths of the Collection, from a lock of Napoleon’s hair to a rather fancy tea set…
> 4 years ago
Our pick of this week’s art events: 6 – 13 May
The National Gallery unveils work by its artist in residence, while a show at Tate explores the relationship between British art and photography. We pick the week’s best shows.
> 5 years ago
Object of the month: May 2015
Fishing was often a subject of JMW Turner’s paintings. Here we take a look at his own fishing rod.
6 years ago
Video: how we made Mr. Turner
Who was Mr. Turner? A contradiction, Timothy Spall told us at a recent panel discussion on Mike Leigh’s biopic. Watch the event and a behind-the-scenes video about the film here.
Inside the Academy
6 years ago
Who’s who in ‘Mr. Turner’?
Mike Leigh’s new film brings to life one of British art’s brightest stars and features several scenes set at the RA. We take a look at the supporting cast of Turner’s friends and rivals at the Academy.
> 6 years ago
Connecting the English Romantic tradition with minimalist photography in six steps
Sam Phillips investigates the six degrees of separation between J.M.W. Turner RA and Hilla Becher’s architectural photography.
< 7 years ago
A new exhibition at Margate’s Turner Contemporary pairs Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler with JMW Turner
8 years ago
Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape
Tracing the emergence of landscape painting as a distinct genre in its own right.
> 8 years ago
Review & Comment: Books: ‘Turner’s Secret Sketches’ by Ian Warrell
Did Ruskin burn Turner’s clandestine drawings? Simon Wilson acclaims a revelatory new book on the works that seared the great critic’s soul.