Browsing Category: Royal Academy

  • The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and his Letters at the Royal Academy

    Self Portrait as an Artist by Van Gogh is a defining image of the modern artist. The blue smock and bright palette are shorthand for genius. The red beard hints at the wildness we expect from this self-destructive master. But alongside this painting, the Royal Academy offers us Van Gogh in context as a hard-working …

    January 20, 2010