The Royal Academy

Abstract Expressionism was the US’s first truly original native style, bringing new scale and energy to art

Family and friends matter to David Hockney, while George Stubbs was fascinated by the animal kingdom

Monet was the first among many artists of his era who combined horticulture and painting

Joseph Cornell’s shadow boxes are poetic windows on the mind of a man with a restricted life

The august institution was formed in the space of just ten days in late 1768 — and was born of a fierce professional rivalry