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Angelica Kauffman at the Royal Academy

March 1 - June 30, 2024
The latest exhibition at the Royal Academy spotlights Angelica Kauffman, one of the most celebrated artists of the 18th century. An influential figure in European art renowned for her depictions of prominent individuals such as queens, countesses, actors, and socialites. Kauffman reinvented the genre of history painting by focusing largely on female protagonists from classical history and mythology. This exhibition delves into Kauffman’s life and work, tracing her ascent to fame in London, her pivotal role as a founding member of the Royal Academy, and her later years spent in Rome, where her studio emerged as a cultural epicenter in the city.

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