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Monty Python star Michael Palin will be talking to the journalist and broadcaster Martha Kearney about how he fell in love with painting, and why he thinks it's so perfect for the small screen.
Over the last twenty years Palin has been busy filming his globetrotting shows to far-flung places like, but he's also made it his mission to explore the work of under-appreciated artists. He has made programmes about Anne Redpath, for example, a Scottish landscape painter, and Vilhelm Hammershoi, a Danish artist from the turn of the 19th century.
In this discussion Palin will reveal why he thinks seeing their work on the small screen is just as good as seeing it in the flesh, if not better.
> 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”
Michael Palin at Cadogan Hall – 22 Jun 2019 – Join Monty Python-star Michael Palin as he talks about his own career, and his new bestselling book about HMS Erebus
Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – 10 Jun to 12 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
Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy – 20 Jul to 27 Oct 2019 – The Royal Academy of Arts will be putting on an exhibition of work by the Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck
Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts – 21 Sep to 3 Dec 2019 – A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work, both old and new
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
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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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