In a few days, the Royal Academy of Arts in London will open its doors to showcase its annual Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest show of open-submission contemporary art. If previous editions of the exhibition have been easily dismissed for its populism and conservative curatorial criteria and display formats, the 2012 Summer Exhibition is an unquestionable success in the way it celebrates colour and form, both in the diversity of shapes and textures explored by the artists and in the creative layout of the pieces.
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David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts: Seeing the Wood for the Trees
The Royal Academy of Arts in London is currently displaying the first major exhibition in the UK of David Hockney’s landscape work. Paintings inspired by Yorkshire landscape, many large in scale and created specifically for the exhibition, are shown alongside related drawings and films. Through a selection of works spanning 50 years, the paintings are placed in the context of Hockney’s extended exploration of and fascination with landscape.
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