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Royal Academy  Meet 8 iconic #RenzoPiano buildings, from the Whitney to The Shard 👇!

@bobandrobertasmith RA asked his artist mother, Deirdre Borlase, her secret to a good life – this was her advice.
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See #SecretToAGoodLife, a special project by @bobandrobertasmith featuring works by five members of Borlase’s family, in our Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery. Entry free! Find out more at 👉 roy.ac/SecretToAGoodLife.
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Image: Bob and Roberta Smith RA, ‘Secret to a Good Life: Get a Good Pencil’, 2018. Signwriters enamel on found material. 449 x 300 cm approx.. Photography: John Bodkin / DawkinsColour.
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#SecretToAGoodLife #BobandRobertaSmith #painting #sculpture #art #artist #RA250 #London

Where do you get your inspiration? What work do you wish you’d created, and why?
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👉 Don’t miss the chance to ask Sonia Boyce, Michael Craig-Martin, @FarshidMoussavi and Sean Steadman your burning questions about all things creative during our Facebook Live, 4.30 - 5.30pm today!
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👉 Post your questions below, or join us on Facebook at 4.30pm and ask them live!
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Image: Palette with colours set by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. for Mary Marchioness of Buckingham, 485 mm x 575 mm x 40 mm.. The Royal Academy of Arts.
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#ArtistsQuestionTime #art #artist #SoniaBoyce #MichaelCraigMartin #FarshidMoussavi #SeanSteadman

#RenzoPiano: The Art of Making Buildings is now open! Explore the life and pioneering work of one of the greatest architects of our time - the man behind The Shard in London, the @centrepompidou in Paris and the @whitneymuseum in New York. Focusing on 16 key buildings, the exhibition features rarely seen drawings, models, photography, full-scale maquettes and a special interview with the architect.
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Book tickets via roy.ac/ArtOfMakingBuildings
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Image: Installation view of the ‘Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, London (15 September 2018 - 20 January 2019). © David Parry / Royal Academy of Arts. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the Fondazione Renzo Piano.
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#architecture #architect #architecturelovers #archilovers #architecturephotography #TheShard #Pompidou #London #Paris #NewYork #exhibition

Sir John Soane RA was born #OnThisDay in 1753. Soane, Professor of Architecture at the RA between 1806 and 1837, was considered one of the most original architects of his time for his take on the Neoclassical style. Some of his most notable buildings include the Bank of England, the @dulwichgallery and his own home, now the @soanemuseum.
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Image: Portrait of Sir John Soane RA, Samuel Drummond ARA and T. Blood, 1813. Stipple engraving, 88 mm x 70 mm. Royal Academy of Arts Collections.
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#architecture #architect #architecturelovers #archilovers #JohnSoane #art #design #London

This week we took delivery of a rather large parcel for our #RenzoPiano exhibition 👀…
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When Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers were designing the @centrepompidou in Paris, they decided to place much of the structure of the building on the outside to help create a column-free gallery space inside. The solution was a series of ‘gerberettes’ – die-cast rocker beams that cantilevered from the building. This piece, which now stands at our Burlington Gardens entrance, is a life-sized fibreglass copy of one of the gerberettes.
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Find out more when #RenzoPiano opens on 15 September – book tickets at roy.ac/RenzoPianoRA!
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Image: Full-size fibreglass reproduction of a ‘gerberette’, one of the die-cast rocker beams that cantilever from the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. @rpbw_architects/Fondazione Renzo Piano. Photo: Nina Sologubenko, © Royal Academy of Arts, London.
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#architecture #architect #archilovers #architecturephotography #architectural #centrepompidou #london #thisislondon #paris

“This space is the studio I used for many years in Shanghai in the 1990s. The work is alive, and I encourage visitors to walk in as if they were entering into my actual studio.” Chinese artist Zhang Enli has been transforming our historic Life Room during his month-long residency at the RA. Experience his work at his open studio, every Friday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm, until 16 September. Entry free! Find out more at roy.ac/ZhangEnli
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#RAZhangEnli @hauserwirth @k11artfoundation #ZhangEnli #K11artfoundation #chinesecontemporaryart #art #installation #painting #openstudio #london

In homage to Angelica Kauffman RA, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, #RASchools alumna @sarahpickstone has created two paintings responding to her work, which are now on (free) display in Burlington House. The Rainbow is a six-metre-wide reinterpretation of Kauffman’s Colour, and Belvedere is a response to Kauffman’s Design, which is currently on display in our new Collections Gallery.
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Image: Sarah Pickstone, The Rainbow (detail), 2017-18. Watercolour and oil on panel. 602 x 360 x 6.1 cm. © Sarah Pickstone.
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#AnAllegoryofPainting #RA250 #AngelicaKauffman #Sarah Pickstone #paint #painting #art #design #London

@bobandrobertasmith’s mother, the artist Deirdre Borlase, used to regularly exhibit in the RA’s Summer Exhibition. She thought she was more likely to be selected if she submitted works without her first name, to avoid giving away her gender.
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In The Secret to a Good Life, a special project by @bobandrobertasmith RA which opened today, works by five members of Borlase’s family (including Borlase herself) explore her story, and some of the other – sometimes strained – relationships between women and the RA over its history. Find out more at roy.ac/SecretToAGoodLife.
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See The Secret to a Good Life in our Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery. Entry free!
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Image: Nina Sologubenko
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#SecretToAGoodLife #BobandRobertaSmith #painting #sculpture #art #artist #RA250 #London

We’re excited to announce our exhibition programme for 2019! Head to 👉 roy.ac/RA2019 to watch our Artistic Director Tim Marlow introduce our line-up, including:
#FreudSelfPortraits
#ViolaMichelangelo
#PhyllidaBarlowRA
#RenaissanceNude
#FelixVallotton
#HeleneSchjerfbeck
#AntonyGormleyRA
#EcoVisionaries and #RASummer.
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#RA2019 #art #artist #painting #drawing #video #videoinstallation #sculpture #selfportrait #renaissance #exhibition #London #thisislondon

The Summer Exhibition may be over for another year, but it’s not too late to buy artworks from the show: we’re extending the online sales period for edition prints and casts from this year’s selection! Head to roy.ac/SummerExhibitionExplorer to explore available works 🎨.
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Pictured: Mila Furstova, ‘All The Rivers That Flow Through Me’, etching. 170 cm x 170 cm.
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#RASummer #SummerExhibition #print #art #artwork

George Stubbs ARA was born #OnThisDay in 1724. His interest in anatomy, first shown at an early age, became one of the driving passions of his life. Stubbs often portrayed his subjects in positions far from the classical norm, and his investigations into the homology of vertebrates were at the forefront of scientific thought of his time.
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George Stubbs ARA, Human Skeleton: lateral view, 1804-06. Etching. 477 mm x 375 mm. © Photo: John Hammond.
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#RACollection #GeorgeStubbs #Stubbs #Art #Etching #skeleton #anatomy #AnatomicalDrawing

Happy Birthday Joe Tilson RA! Tilson’s work 'Dionysos Karpios' is from a series of prints based on scenes from mythology. Dionysos is the god of wine, festivity and fertility in Greek mythology, while the epithet 'Karpios' means 'fruit bringer'
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Joe Tilson RA, ‘Dionysos Karpios’, 1990-91. 1240 mm x 1180 mm. Royal Academy of Arts.
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#HappyBirthday #JoeTilsonRA #RACollection #greekmythology #mythology #Dyonysos #art #print

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