Australia @ RA

Australia. An island which many of us Brits believe to be an attractive holiday destination in the southern hemisphere. A land of beaches and eternal summers. This isn’t necessarily 100% true, though I have been myself multiple times, and I can’t say it isn’t a nice place. Australia also happens to be the place where […]

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Laura Knight @ National Portrait Gallery

Before learning about the opening of the new summer exhibition at the National Portrait exhibition I had never previously heard of Laura Knight. Considering I have just spent my last semester at university studying the foundations of the Royal Academy and British art up until the early 20th century it was a crying shame. For […]

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Summer Exhibition @ Royal Academy

Somehow despite living in London my whole life and despite being an artophile ever since I was old enough to understand what a picture is, I have managed to always miss the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Last week a surprise early birthday gift of a membership to the RA landed on my doorstep and I […]

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Manet @ Royal Academy

Manet. One of the most famous of the impressionists is the subject of a new display at the Royal Academy which focuses on the artist’s portraits for the first time. The show set high expectations, yet I was left a little disappointed. The Royal Academy begins with a self portrait of Edouard Manet. It is […]

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Mariko Mori @ Burlington Gardens

The artwork of Japanese artist Mariko Mori is unlike anything I am used to. Her exhibition at the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens is a display of light, nature and purity. The show is deeply concerned with the natural world, the seasons and the life cycle. It is sort of like a science, religion and art […]

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