Made By Mrs M

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

Art, Exhibition, London, Reviewmadebymrsm
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I've somehow managed to avoid the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in the past. It does tend to fall at a time when all my weekends are full/we have other plans but I'm still not really sure how it took me until this year to finally make it. I have no intention of missing it again!

Now I knew it would be large in scale, and unlike any other exhibition I'd been to, but I was totally unprepared for 1131 artworks, and how slightly overwhelming and wonderful and inspiring the whole thing would be. I also had a burning desire to shop (most pieces are for sale) but managed to keep my purse in my bag!

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So once the Jim Lambie staircase has wowed you, you're hit by the bright pops of colour in the first galleries - these galleries aren't crammed with quite as many works as the subsequent ones, so you're eased into it...

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I found some new favourites (and spotted some old favourite artists in there too). Here are just a few shots of some paintings/groupings which really caught my eye - I can see why the hanging of this exhibition is such an epic task.

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For some reason I was drawn to the images of buildings again - there were also some amazing architectural models.

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For the first time this year the Royal Academy have made all the works available to view online - so head over to their site for a browse (and be prepared to loose an hour or two!).

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The Summer Exhibition runs until 16 August at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly.

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