- Explore world-class art at the gorgeous Burlington House in Piccadilly
- See incredible exhibitions featuring works by world-renowned artists in a historic setting
- See art presented in an array of media, including print, architecture, painting, and film
In her native Finland, Helene Schjerfbeck is an icon; a national hero every bit as revered as Van Gogh, Monet, or Miró in their respective homelands. The fact that wider acclaim for Schjerfbeck's captivating oeuvre travelled so slowly is baffling.
In the first major UK exhibition of her work, the Royal Academy of Arts presents over 60 portraits, landscapes and still lifes, tracing Schjerfbeck's deeply personal style as it shifts from naturalistic to abstract throughout her life.
The highlight, a series of powerful and sometimes harrowing self-portraits for which she is best known, is a fascinating window into her mental state in later life and the anguish of ageing. Take the chance this autumn to see a long-overdue display, and spread the word about one of art's overlooked masters.
Visit Britain's oldest fine art society at the Royal Academy of Arts, and see 250 years of masterful art from internationally-renowned artists, lesser-known geniuses, and burgeoning talents. Check out incredible exhibitions teeming with jaw-dropping art, hear from the artists and curators behind them, socialise in amazing spaces and lots more.
The Royal Academy of Arts has been championing art and artists for 250 years and is Britain's oldest institution devoted entirely to the arts. A privately funded and governed society, it is the society for artists by artists.
Discover impressive work in the Academy's permanent free collection or visit one of their renowned temporary exhibitions.
There's always something new to see at the Royal Academy, so keep an eye on the exhibitions and dive in when the artistic itch strikes!
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Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in partnership with Royal Collection Trust and with the collaboration of Bill Viola Studio.
The Royal Academy's location at Burlington House is also the home of the Linnean Society, where Charles Darwin first presented his paradigm-shattering theory of evolutionary biology.