London Art Shows Excursion

Category: General, General, Art, Trips

Our Remove trip began with a welcome visit to the 249th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. A committee of Royal Academicians annually select over 1,000 works of art for the world's largest open contemporary show. Our students spent time sketching and identifying paintings, sculpture and prints from both established and emerging artists.

Bernard Jacobson Gallery is presently showing a concise and considered collection by Matisse. Prints from the renowned artist's  limited edition book 'Jazz' are included, amongst significant paintings and sculpture. Regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, a number of our students enjoyed creating sketchbook studies from the original art works on show until September 16th, within the spacious gallery.

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We also scheduled time to view the highly tactile, impasto paintings by Wayne Thiebaud at White Cube. Works displayed were created over 55 years showing how Thiebaud has explored the genres of landscape and still life, including portraits, all with a uniquely modern American perspective.

A magnificently curated exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill concentrates on Picasso's innovative, life-long passions concerning the mythology of bullfighting. 'Minotaurs and Matadors' allowed some of the Remove to view and sketch many rarely exhibited works from private collections, during the afternoon.

We completed our immersive day exploring art, within the National Portrait Gallery, to catch the BP Portrait Award 2017, dedicated to showing current representations of portraits selected from around the world.

Jonathan Parnham
Head of Art

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