Royal Academy


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Royal Academy

n
(Art Terms) a society founded by George III in 1768 to foster a national school of painting, sculpture, and design in England. Full name: Royal Academy of Arts
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Noun1.Royal Academy - an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in BritainRoyal Academy - an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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Royal Academy

n (Brit) → Academia Reale d'Arte britannica (fondata nel 1768)
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It was my intention to send both portraits to the Royal Academy Exhibition, to get custom, and show the public generally what I could do.
They talked of the political situation and of golf, of their children and the latest play, of the pictures at the Royal Academy, of the weather and their plans for the holidays.
Bucket; "and a friend of mine that you'll hear of one day as a Royal Academy sculptor would stand something handsome to make a drawing of your proportions for the marble.
Philip remembered that she had talked enthusiastically about Monet and the Impressionists, but here were only the worst traditions of the Royal Academy.
I will write a letter today to the Director of the Royal Academy, and tomorrow he will admit you without any expense to yourself.
'Look at the Royal Academy! All those beautiful shiny portraits of gentlemen in black velvet waistcoats, with their fists doubled up on round tables, or marble slabs, are serious, you know; and all the ladies who are playing with little parasols, or little dogs, or little children--it's the same rule in art, only varying the objects--are smirking.
In a word, it was represented (Clennam called to mind, alone in the ticking parlour) that many people select their models, much as the painters, just now mentioned, select theirs; and that, whereas in the Royal Academy some evil old ruffian of a Dog-stealer will annually be found embodying all the cardinal virtues, on account of his eyelashes, or his chin, or his legs (thereby planting thorns of confusion in the breasts of the more observant students of nature), so, in the great social Exhibition, accessories are often accepted in lieu of the internal character.
Pott, who was trumpeter in ordinary at the Den, 'you know that when your picture was in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, last year, everybody inquired whether it was intended for you, or your youngest daughter; for you were so much alike that there was no telling the difference between you.'
There is more imagination in any number of a penny journal than in half-a-dozen of the Royal Academy rooms in the season.
"There won't be any more blessed concerts for a million years or so; there won't be any Royal Academy of Arts, and no nice little feeds at restaurants.
He was the one intelligent man on twenty unintelligent committees--on every sort of subject, from the reform of the Royal Academy to the project of bimetallism for Greater Britain.
His training was completed by study at the Royal Academy of Arts, and for the rest of his life he supported himself, in poverty, with the aid of a devoted wife, by keeping a print-and-engraving shop.