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Royal Academy of Arts [London]

Archers shooting at a Herm
Archers shooting at a Herm ©

The Royal Collection is lending to a number of exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

The Bill Viola/Michelangelo exhibition brings together two artists, born centuries apart, who explore the same universal themes – the nature of our existence of Earth, and the fate of the soul. A collaboration between Royal Collection Trust and the Royal Academy of Arts, the exhibition juxtaposes 12 of Bill Viola’s major installations with 12 of Michelangelo’s finest drawings from the Royal Collection. The exhibition is open until 31 March 2019. 

The Renaissance Nude: 1400–1530 exhibition focuses on depictions of the nude during the Renaissance. Loans from the Royal Collection consist of an anatomical drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, a majestic red chalk study of a male nude with proportions indicated by Michelangelo, and a preparatory drawing for decorations at the Villa Farnesina in Rome in which Raphael has drawn the same female model in three different poses on the same sheet. The exhibition is on display from 3 March until 2 June 2019.

Find out more about the objects on loan below:

Rooms and locations with objects on display