The phrase ‘alternative facts’ is a recent addition to our vocabulary. It has come to prominence in a political climate in which views and actions are shaped more by emotions than by reliable intelligence. Reflecting this shift, Oxford Dictionaries declared ‘post-truth’ to be Word of the Year 2016. And yet, alternative facts are as old as language itself. Continue reading
Women Artists and the RA – “A somewhat chequered History”
These days we take it for granted that women artists are members of the Royal Academy of Arts, attend and teach at the RA Schools and/or exhibit at the annual Summer Exhibition. But this was not always the case. This brief introduction, and the following short biographies, will give you a quick overview of the changes the RA underwent before it allowed both male and female artist to take advantage of all the facilities and courses it has on offer.
This link leads to Nicole Elaine Wade’s website which was the result of her MA research project back in 2015. ‘Views of the Picturesque’ aims to provide a selective interpretation of late eighteenth century landscape prints within the Aberystwyth University School of Art Gallery and Museum Collection.
Landscape With A Goatherd, Richard Earlom after a drawing by Claude Lorrain, 1774