While acknowledging the horrors of colonialism, Spain and the Hispanic World also highlights the exchange of traditions and ideas.
Royal Academy of Arts
What Constable Sacrificed for His Artistic Success
Sentimentality would creep into the artist’s late evocations of remembered childhood scenes, as would idealization.
The Melancholy Marriage of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch
What do Emin and Munch have in common other than a burning desire to embrace, and be defined by, the miseries of life?
Cézanne’s Hard Truths
For Cézanne, stone represented structure incarnate.
Léon Spilliaert’s Nocturnal Visions
Spilliaert saw his hometown of Ostend, Belgium, as a kind of liminal space between the outside and his interior world.
Picasso, Paper Monster
Paper, in short, was at one with Picasso’s nature.
Lucian Freud’s Shadow Self
As a displaced refugee, Freud knew he would always be something of a stranger to himself, but how much would he ever wish to know of himself?
Antony Gormley Explores the Body as a Space Within a Space
This exhibition, Antony Gormley returns repeatedly to the motif of the artist’s own body to explore the significance of differences in scale and the negative space around an artwork.
The Hollow Heart of Antony Gormley’s Spectacle
Is there something self-aggrandizing about Gormley’s career-long obsession with making casts of his own body?
In a Perplexing Pairing, Michelangelo Overwhelms Bill Viola
While Michelangelo’s sketches are, like human existence, full of contradictions, Viola’s work relies primarily on empty spectacles.
Anti-Brexit Work by Banksy that Was Initially Rejected by Royal Academy Goes On View
The street artist originally submitted the work under the pseudonym “Bryan S Gaakman.”
Dalí and Duchamp’s Lasting Friendship, and the Art It Might’ve Inspired
For the first time, an exhibition explores these artists’ friendship and the visual parallels within their distinct work.