Opening of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Today is the opening of the RA’s summer exhibition and this year there’s a couple of bonus’ – firstly it’s the 250th year and the RA has apparently just under gone a redevelopment to celebrate the anniversary and secondary it has been curated by a fantastic and slightly quirky artist Grayson Perry. If you’ve never been to a summer exhibition it is definitely worth making … Continue reading Opening of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

First Impressionist Exhibition

On this day in 1874 the first exhibition by the art movement known as Impressionist took place.  The exhibition which was open from 15th April  to 15th May displayed 165 works from thirty artists at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, a former photography studio.  The exhibition was led by French artists Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot calling themselves the Anonymous … Continue reading First Impressionist Exhibition

Giacometti Exhibition at Tate Modern

On Sunday 9th of July I was lucky enough to get to see the new Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern.  The exhibition is on until 10th September and is well worth a visit. They have a great selection of both his sculptures and paintings along with lots of sketches and illustrations. Sadly there’s no photography allowed but a great selection of books, postcards and … Continue reading Giacometti Exhibition at Tate Modern