So last Tuesday I was lucky enough to go to an art exhibition – Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918 at Bendigo Art Gallery.
The Royal Academy was founded by King George III in 1768 and was the primary art institution in the United until the beginning of the 20th century. It’s located in Piccadilly, London and its mission was to promote the arts of design in Britain through education and exhibition.
The exhibition itself brought almost a hundred works together. Some of the featured artists were JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Waterhouse and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Some of my favourites were Dolbaden Castle by Turner, A Mermaid by Waterhouse and Vanity by Frank Cadogan Cowper.
Anyway, it was well worth seeing. So if you’re anywhere near Bendigo here are the details
Sorry that the photos are a bit blurry but you get an idea of their awesomeness J
On the writing front I’ve finished the edits for Seizing Heaven and have almost done with the revisions for Black is the Colour. I’m hoping to get it finished over Easter (fingers crossed).
I’ll do another Bewitching Blurbs soon – sorry I was carried away by the fab exhibition.
Thanks for stopping by.