This will be the first major exhibition in the UK of one of Finland's best kept secrets: Helene Schjerfbeck.
Early on in her career she found success with a very naturalistic style, but when she moved away from the capital for a quieter life her style became radically abstract and raw.
It was in these later years that she painted a series of self-portraits that are the highlight of this exhibition. Also included in the collection of 60 works are some beautiful landscapes and still lifes.
Craig’s review of Royal Academy of Arts – “You might find this hard to believe if you've read a few of my galley reviews, but I did actually go to art school once. And I really do mean once (I quit on the very first day). After looking around the induction hall I quickly realised that I wasn't cut out to be an art student because you need to smoke dope, have a silly hat or a tattoo or a silver stud in your nos… continued”
Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – 10 Jun to 13 Aug 2019 – The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world, attracting 12,000 entrants
Felix Vallotton at the Royal Academy – 30 Jun to 29 Sep 2019 – The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the French painter and printmaker Felix Vallotton
Cindy Sherman — National Portrait Gallery – 27 Jun to 15 Sep 2019 – A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Sherman's entire career, including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern – 11 Jul 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – Olafur Eliasson is back at the Tate Modern with some more of his immersive installations that focus on environmental issues
Find more art exhibitions in July
If you enjoy Royal Academy of Arts then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Temple), National Gallery (you can walk it 10 mins), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross), Tate Britain (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Piccadilly Circus to Bond Street)
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