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Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts until 3 January 2018

Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists. 👨‍🎨 🎨

On the surface, these two great 20th-century artists could hardly be more dissimilar, but Dalí and Duchamp maintained a lasting bond of friendship and mutual admiration throughout their careers.

What fuelled this seemingly unlikely friendship was deeper than their shared artistic interests – amongst them eroticism, language, optics and games. More fundamentally, the two men were united by a combination of humour and scepticism which led both, in different ways, to challenge conventional views of art and life.

This original exhibition brings together around 80 works, including some of Dalí’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages and readymades. It will also showcase the less familiar: photographs by Dalí, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.

Presented as a conversation taking place through art, this focused exploration offers fresh ways of looking at two figures, radically revising their familiar places in art history. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds. The exhibition is curated by Dawn Ades and William Jeffett, with Sarah Lea and Desiree de Chair.

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/dali-duchamp

Location:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Times:
Mon – Thu and Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
Fri 10am – 10pm

Price:
From £15 book online

Abstract Expressionism @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 2nd January 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Fri 10am-10pm

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/abstract-expressionism

Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.

In the “age of anxiety” surrounding the Second World War and the years of free jazz and Beat poetry, artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting.

Often monumental in scale, their works are at times intense, spontaneous and deeply expressive. At others they are more contemplative, presenting large fields of colour that border on the sublime.

These radical creations redefined the nature of painting, and were intended not simply to be admired from a distance but as two-way encounters between artist and viewer.

It was a watershed moment in the evolution of 20th-century art, yet, remarkably, there has been no major survey of the movement since 1959.

Bill Woodrow RA: A Cut Above @ Royal Academy of Arts / until 16th February 2014

Bill Woodrow RA - A Cut Above at Royal Academy of ArtsTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00-18:00 Sat-Thur
10:00-22:00 Fri

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £8 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk

This exhibition presents the first comprehensive survey of work by the sculptor Bill Woodrow RA. Comprising around 50 works, the exhibition spans Woodrow’s entire career and explores the themes of his oeuvre from the early 1970s to the present day, highlighting his humour and inventiveness and underpinning his influential role in contemporary sculpture. The exhibition is held in Burlington Gardens, the Royal Academy’s new venue for contemporary art.

 

George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life @ Royal Academy of Arts / until Sunday 9th June 2013

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat to Thu 10:00 – 18:00
Fri 10:00 – 22:00

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk

This exhibition will be the first retrospective of works by American realist painter George Bellows to be held in the UK. When Bellows died at age 42, he was considered one of the greatest artists in America. His fascination with New York’s gritty urban landscape, its technological marvels and the diversity of its inhabitants, made him both an artist of the modern city and an insightful observer of the dynamic and challenging decades of the early 20th century.

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