Two seemingly tenuously tied exhibitions have just opened at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace – Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen – offering visitors a chance to see some of the Royal Collections oldest and most recently received works.
Castiglione: Lost Genius is the UK’s first major exhibition about Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64), one of the most innovative draughtsmen of the 17th century. Through 90 drawings and prints from the Royal Collection, which contains the largest and finest group of the artist’s work, the exhibition aims to reinstate Castiglione in his rightful place as one of the greatest artists of the Baroque period.
Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen, features more than 100 works by Royal Academicians. From prints, drawings, and photographs, to works in oil, watercolour and mixed media, the portfolio of works on paper was presented to Her Majesty The Queen by the Royal Academy of Arts last year to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. It includes works by some of the most high profile Academicians, such as Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor, Humphrey Ocean, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry and more.
Both Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen run until the 16th of March at The Queen’s Gallery. It is located at Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA (entrance on Buckingham Palace Road). The nearest London Underground stations are at St James's Park, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria and Green Park (all about the same distance and walkable).
The gallery is where works in The Royal Collection are exhibited. The collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, the Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of kings and queens over the past 500 years.
The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Last admission is at 4:30 p.m (a typical visit lasts between an hour and an hour and a half). Adult admission is £9.50 (about $15) which allows entrance to see both the Lost Genius and the Gifted exhibitions, with discounts available for students, seniors, children and groups.
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