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Royal Academy  Book tickets to ★★★★★ #KlimtSchiele, now open👇

Last chance to catch Bare Mountain – a collaboration between @royalacademyschools graduate Sara Knowland and final year student Frances Drayson, currently in our Weston Studio. Free, closes Sunday 18 November. Find out more at http://roy.ac/baremountain.
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Image: Sara Knowland, Basket Case. Collage on paper, 2018. Photography © Andy Keate.
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#RASchools #exhibition #art #London #thisislondon #FreeLondon @saraknowland @roswithadisambiguation

This is one of JMW Turner's “colour beginnings” – preparatory works which he used to plan out a picture’s basic structure, colour and light. Turner would work quickly, experimenting and mixing colours together on wet paper.
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See ‘Bernard Castle’ in our #BritishWatercolours display before 16 December. Entry free.
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Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner RA, 'Barnard Castle', mid -1820s. Watercolour and pencil, 16.5 x 22.5 cm. Collection of BNY Mellon, photography by Adam Milliron.
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#Turner #BNYMellon #Watercolour #exhibition #art #London

During the First World War, artists got together at the RA to produce 'Dazzle' camouflage designs. Two model ships painted in these zig-zagging and curving patterns are still in the RA Collection. Dazzle was intended to protect ships from attack by enemy submarines not by hiding them – as in traditional camouflage – but by creating optical illusion to distort their appearance and make it harder to determine their course.
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Image: Model of a World War I Dazzle Camouflage Ship. Wood and metal. 57 mm x 32 mm, Length: 245 mm. Royal Academy of Arts.
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#Armistice100 #RemembranceDay2018 #RACollection #WWI

The shield on the left of this photo was created by the Wahgi people in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, and features a face that’s instantly recognisable to comic book fans. Phantom comics were first introduced to New Guineans by American soldiers during the Second World War, and in the 1970s they were translated and published locally. During fighting in the region in the 1980s, the tradition of making war shields was revived, often as hybrids of traditional designs with popular culture. As “the man who cannot die” and a hero with many forbears, The Phantom appealed to the Wahgi and their ideals of warrior virtue and ancestral power.

See the shield in our #RAOceania exhibition before 10 December - book via 👉 http://roy.ac/ThePhantom.
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Image: Installation view of the Cultural Convergences room, in the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 29th September - 10th December 2018. Photo: David Parry.
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#Oceania #exhibition #art #artist #London #thisislondon #phantomcomics #comics #comicstrip

Art makes weekends better! This Warhol work of Jackie Kennedy is on show at @natgalleriessco – from our pick of 10 exhibitions to see in November. See the list 👉http://roy.ac/November10

#WeekendArt #Warhol #Prints #Exhibitions #PopArt

Do you play the piano? Visit #RAOceania and book a slot to play a Steinway piano that's also a work of art. Repost @chefpetergordon:
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Lorelle McNaughton from NZ, via Barcelona, playing tonight at Oceania, at the Royal Academy of Arts. Michael Parekowhai’s carved red Steinway piano is a beautiful thing ... @creativenz @te_papa
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#oceania #michaelparekowhai #maoriart #newzealand #publicpiano #londonart #londonexhibitions #londonweekend

We love to see your #RAOceania posts! Have you been to the show yet? What are your favourites? Repost @liznehdi:
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It’s Monday so how about a little inspo by way of the Oceania exhibition at @royalacademyarts ? Scroll through for some of my favourites. The sculptures, textiles and artefacts were just 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼Hope all of you have an inspired week ahead!

Our exhibition ‘Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna’ is now open! Book now to see these rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, offering intimate insights into their artistic relationship and differing creative processes. 👉👉Link in our bio.
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#KlimtSchiele #VienneseModernism #London #Art #GustavKlimt #EgonSchiele
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Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts / David Parry. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Albertina Museum, Vienna.

This rare 19th-century Fijian necklace, on display in our Oceania exhibition, is made of whale ivory – each figure has been carved to follow the curve of a sperm whale’s tooth. In Western Polynesia, whales were seen as divine beings so were never hunted. Instead, only teeth from beached animals were used, after first following protocols to honour their sanctity. Whale ivory was considered extremely precious, and this necklace would have been worn by high-ranking individuals.
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Image: Necklace, 1870s. White, ivory, fibre. 52 cm. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Z 2752.
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#RAOceania #Fiji #Polynesia #OceanicArt #exhibition #london

“A surprising, enriching, rewarding comparison of two geniuses” – ★★★★★ The Guardian
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“An edgy, boundary-pushing allure… unmissable” – ★★★★★ The Telegraph
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“Beautiful, stunning works of art by two great masters” – ★★★★ Time Out
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‘Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna’ opens this Sunday. 👉 Head to the link in our bio to book now!
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#KlimtSchiele #GustavKlimt #EgonSchiele#Vienna #ViennaModernism #avantgarde#modernart

Happy Halloween, friends! Did you carve your pumpkins yet? Try a stencil inspired by a sinister-looking work from the RA Collection, like this tawny owl (who looks quite harmless, but is quietly planning your death): roy.ac/carve
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Image: Eric Ravilious, Tawny Owl, RA Collection.
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#halloweenideas #pumpkincarving #RACollection #pumpkindesign #halloween #owl #tawnyowl #woodengraving

Did you know Constable lived in Hampstead for much of his life and regularly painted the Heath? He paid particular attention to capturing the changing clouds and wind. See this and more from BNY Mellon's collection in #BritishWatercolours, now at the RA!
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Image: John Constable RA, 'Hampstead', 1833. Watercolour over traces of pencil, 16.2 x 20 cm. Collection of BNY Mellon, photography by Adam Milliron.
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#BritishWatercolours #BNYMellon #JohnConstable #Watercolour #HampsteadHeath #LondonExhibitions #Painting

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