Klimt / Schiele

Klimt / Schiele

Vienna had long been a centre of liberal intellectual and cultural creativity. But as the fusty old fashioned hierarchical Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled in 1918, two of the leading artists of this Viennese movement died – Gustav Kimt, the grand-master of this artistic movement, and the young Egon Schiele. Both men were constant sketchers and drawers,…

The New RA

The New RA

The remodeled RA has been open for a while now, having been considerably redesigned and opened up as part of its 250th Anniversary celebrations. It is a beautiful piece of architectural reworking, balancing the traditions of the institution and school with the classical spaces of Burlington House and Gardens with modern spaces opening it up…

The PsychoBarn at the RA

The PsychoBarn at the RA

Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) by Cornelia Parker RA Sitting in the courtyard of Burlington House, is PsychoBarn by Cornelia Parker RA. Originally commissioned by MOMA in New York, it is fair to say that it’s powerful. This miniature structure has an inescapable presence, an eerie aura about it that draws you in with a chill. This…

The Summer Exhibition 2018

The Summer Exhibition 2018

The Royal Academy have, for their 250th Anniversary, pulled out the big guns for the Summer Exhibition, the centre piece of the RAs calendar. This year (the 249th summer exhibition) Grayson Perry RA, and his female alter ego Clair, has taken the curatorial mantle to create what is the most original, creative and witty Summer…