FROM LIFE - ROYAL ACADEMY LONDON
11 December 2017 - 11 March 2018
Drawing from casts and life models was long considered essential training for any aspiring artist, and was once a staple of the Royal Academy's art school. This exhibition takes an inquisitive look at the tradition and its ongoing relationship with artists today. Beginning with historic works drawn from the RA Collection, FROM LIFE will trace a line from the origins of the RA in the 18th century to the present day.
Antony Gormley's work will be exhibited alongside work by Jeremy Deller, Lucian Freud, Jonathan Yeo, and numerous Royal Academicians who continue to interrogate the practice of working from life, among them Jenny Saville, Chantal Joffe and Gillian Wearing.