Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the SouT
Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul
The Royal Academy has opened its doors again and we were lucky enough to be amongst some of the first to enter for a preview of the much anticipated Emin/Munch exhibition. That we had differing responses makes it all the more interesting. It is a very personal, rawly emotional show –not least because both artists' works are semi-autobiographical. This doesn't make for comfortable viewing – turmoil, internal struggle, death and sickness lay bare life's complications. Emin's titles hammering it home. The dialogue between Emin and Munch (her hero) on the dark walls of the RA's is powerful.
Certainly not for the little ones but we have teenage daughters in particular who are Emin fans and have their tickets booked – that's got to be good.
You can book tickets from 7th December (ends 28th February) – Friends of the RA must book too.
3 December 2020
Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
The Queens Gallery
We felt very special to be one of the very first to step back inside The Queens Gallery last week. The curators have busied themselves during the November lockdown month delicately moving 65 masterpieces from the Queens private collection into three brightly coloured exhibition rooms in the main gallery. Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Rubens, Claude and Canaletto are all lined up ready and waiting for you just in time for Christmas. We also rather love the gallery staffs online Masterpiece a minute round-up. The RCT shop is looking very festive too. A real treat for all ages. Book tickets.
3 December 2020