Exhibition Tour and Talk: Picturing Arcadia
RWA President, Janette Kerr, and Academician, Andrew Hardwick, will be providing a tour of the exhibition, discussing some of the exhibition’s themes and selected works.
Since the dawn of painting, landscape has been an enduring source of inspiration. It has been configured both symbolically and poetically over centuries, encompassing Beauty, the Picturesque and the Sublime within its wake.
Picturing Arcadia draws on the RWA’s outstanding permanent collection of paintings, including work by Mary Fedden, Alethea Garstin, Duncan Grant, Jeanne du Maurier, Robert Organ, Kurt Jackson, and Donald Ewart Milner. The selection is reflective of a strong tradition of landscape within the Academy, stretching back to its foundations in the 1840s by the Bristol Society of Artists, a group mainly consisting of landscape painters. Since then, landscape and regionalism have become intertwined as mutual characteristics of the Academy’s collection.
Hardwick, will be providing a tour of the exhibition, discussing some of the exhibition’s themes and selected works. Picturing Arcadia