Martin Myrone
 
Myrone, Martin
Myrone, Martin
United States of America
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Description: Art on the Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780–1836
THE OPENING OF THE NEW ROYAL ACADEMY at Somerset House in 1780 can be seen as a moment of triumph for officially ordained high culture in Britain. With its exuberant and sophisticated use of the classical orders, the building itself constituted an exultant proclamation of the Academy’s privileged relationship with the elevated cultural traditions of ancient Greece and Rome,...