• Short Summary

    This year's summer exhibition at the old and venerable Royal Academy of Arts in London -- it's been exhibiting for more than two hundred years -- is the freshest yet in style and presentation.

  • Description

    This year's summer exhibition at the old and venerable Royal Academy of Arts in London -- it's been exhibiting for more than two hundred years -- is the freshest yet in style and presentation. The Academy gives contemporary artists, amateur or professional, the opportunity of being seen in galleries adjoining Britain's famous art treasures -- and true to its liberal approach, the Academy has allowed this year's exhibitors a much wider rage of materials to work in.

    Side by side with traditional paintings in oil and canvas, and traditional sculpture in stone, are a sating and silk embroidery, fibreglass mouldings, a box made of tree bark, rock and a pomegranate, and even a woven picture. The 1,359 exhibits were chosen from 12,000 submissions.

    Where classic materials are used, the subject sometimes strays away form realism to 'art nouveau' in oils like 'Titania' by 'pop' artist Graham Ovendon -- who also exhibits a portrait of his contemporary Peter Blake, just elected to the Academy and responsible for the 'new look'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DOA8INFGP94VIRN64OCPOQQ5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DOA8INFGP94VIRN64OCPOQQ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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