Thursday, 23 August 2012


Back to London. Still on the subject of Bronze, this is the name of the Royal Academy of Arts autumn biggy, which runs from 15 September to 9 December. This is an extremely ambitious cross-cultural exhibition spanning 5,000 years of bronze sculptures from all over the world on a scale never before attempted. Top is the famous Chimera of Arezzo (Etruscan c. 400 BCE). Left is Benvenuto Cellini's 16th Century masterpiece Perseus holding the head of Medusa. (A copy ordered by the 2nd Duke of Sutherland in about 1840 is being transported from the Trentham Estate: CLICK). Another masterpiece for the exhibition is Adriaen de Vries' Vulcan’s Forge (1611). Louise Bourgeois' Spider IV (1996) brings the show up to date. As you may well have guessed, the price of admission is stiff: adults £14, silver surfers £13 (93% diabolical), students £9, jobseekers (unemployed) £5. CLICK for further details and to book.


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