With over 1,200 artworks on display, The Royal Academy hosts the Summer Exhibition extravaganza 2014.
Extravaganza it is, with over 12,000 entries and the curators working together, whittled it down and filled the beautiful gallery walls with the mixed media art works, including etching, painting, line drawing, colour, textile, lighting and sculpture to name a few.
I have the tendency to walk around galleries with my camera and photograph everything in sight, however this evening I took my boyfriend and mom to combine work and pleasure. They both clearly stated to me, NOT TO MISS the beauty that surrounded me. I didn’t.
This exhibition is truly amazing. To visit a gallery and see works from ordinary people submitting their art that are just so obviously passionate about what they do, is amazing. It is such an inspiring exhibition to know that I could have just seen the next Hockney’s works without even knowing. I feel this is the beauty about the Summer Exhibition, it gives those who create, a chance for the art world to see their creations.
There is everything at the summer exhibition. Kandinsky inspired colour blocking shapes, MC Escher graphics, Henri Moore sculpture, Richard Rogers architecture, Picasso cubism, all who inspire those today. There are works you could believe are their very own.
The exhibition is on now until August 17th, advised to book in advance as this will be popular.
I know I will be visiting again- next time without a camera (no photography allowed)