So at last Ruth and I managed to go and visit the Royal academy summer exhibition in London. One thing you get to know about the exhibition... the biggest of the year... is that you never know what to expect!
We have been going to see it for quite a few years now... and it is never the same in that some times it has been quite disappointing and other times very inspirational. This year I thoroughly enjoys it while Ruth ...well not as much as me. The main reason for this , I think is that Ruth loves to see the more traditional work, whereas I nowadays prefer the more modern look. Nothing with with any of that!
What we both loved though, is that there were a lot of 'good art' mainly coming from unknown artists, who, every year inspire to have a their picture hung next to the 'established' and even 'famous' artists. (or in the case of Tracy Emin... infamous!) And there was also a lot of this 'unknown' art that was sold.
Every year the members of the RA are given there own spaces to hang amidst all this, and that's maybe one thing I get disappointed with. Because whereas these, unknown artists are making every effort to produce and exhibit there best creations, it seems that these 'established and honorable' members don't put the same effort in it and just seem to hand over one or two of the work from their studios knowing it will get hung whatever!
But all in all one thing we came out with was our determination that we will be trying our 'luck' next year and put in a couple of pieces of our work for 2017.
So watch this space!