I hear that the Varnishing Day is one of the most wonderful experiences of creative career, it’s a time to be welcomed into the Royal Academy with established artists. The term Varnishing Day comes from when artist applied the final varnish to their paintings the day before the opening.
I missed the Varnishing Day instead of wearing my best dress, drooling over art and attending an invitation only event in one of the most established art establishments in the world, I was, instead – faffing about with a wheel chair for my Mum on the famous easy jet !
Made it to the Private View though 🙂
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017 was coordinated by the first female Keeper of the RA Schools, Eileen Cooper RA.
Quote from the Royal Academy site:
Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This must-see exhibition is a unique window onto all areas of the contemporary art world.
see behind the scenes here:
The original of Manya Wedding has sold, editions are available here: