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Taster talk: Anthony Whishaw RA


  • 16 March 2020, 2 — 2.15pm
  • 23 March 2020, 2 — 2.15pm

Part of our

Anthony Whishaw RA: With Spain in Mind

events programme
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Anthony Whishaw RA, Matadero Municipal (detail), 1983-1996.

Acrylic and collage on canvas. 153 x 367 cm. © The Artist.

Drop in for a free 15-minute talk to unearth the hidden stories of the Royal Academy.

Join us to explore the powerful influence Spain has had on the work of Anthony Whishaw RA, from his first visit in 1951 through to the present day.

Consciously and unconsciously, Whishaw’s paintings, sketches and works on paper trace the impact and memory of the Spanish landscape and culture as well as his fascination with Spanish artists such as Velázquez and Goya. From abstracted landscapes which draw on Whishaw’s journeys across Spain, intricate interiors and figures inspired by Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1656) to the huge panoramic abstract canvas Matadero Municipal (1983-96), the intensity of Whishaw’s experience of Spain has woven its way through his career for nearly 70 years.

In this series of taster talks, encounter the stories behind the RA’s remarkable Collection and buildings from the RA staff’s insider perspective. Taster talks take place at 2pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Taster talks are free and last 15 minutes. Ask a member of the team on site for further information.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 16 March 2020, 2 — 2.15pm
  • 23 March 2020, 2 — 2.15pm

The Tennant Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House

Free, no booking required