Calling all art lovers! St. James’s Hotel and Club is just a stroll away from The Royal Academy of Arts. We invite you to share our love of fine art with an incredible "Manet: Portraying Life" package.
This package starts from £300 (£360 including VAT) and includes:
- Overnight Stay for two
- Full English breakfast
- Tickets for two to the exhibition
Manet: Portraying Life 26 January - 14 April 2013
The first major exhibition in the UK to showcase Édouard Manet’s portraiture. The exhibition examines the relationship between Manet’s portrait painting and his scenes of modern life. By translating portrait sitters into actors in his genre scenes, Manet guarantees the authenticity of the figures that populate his genre paintings and asserts a new, more potent relationship between Realism and Modernity. Manet: Portraying Life includes over 50 paintings spanning the career of this archetypal modern artist together with a selection of pastels and contemporary photographs. It brings together works from both public and private collections across Europe, Asia and the USA. The exhibition is arranged thematically, exploring Manet’s world and the landscape of nineteenth-century Parisian society. Highlights include The Luncheon, 1868 (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen – Neue Pinakothek, Munich), Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, 1872 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris) and The Railway, 1873 (National Gallery of Art, Washington).
Manet: Portraying Life has been organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.
The Royal Academy of Arts is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm).Friday until 10 pm. Last admission 9.30pm. Our package is available also for other exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts:
Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape (8 December 2012 – 17 February 2013)
Mariko Mori: Rebirth (13 December 2012 - 17 February 2013)
Premiums Interim Projects (7 – 16 March 2013)
George Bellows (1882 – 1925; 16 March – 9 June 2013)
Summer Exhibition 2013 (10 June – 18 August 2013)
Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910 – 1940 (6 July – 29 September 2013)
Richard Rogers RA: Ideas in Progress (18 July – 13 October 2013)
Australia (21 September – 8 December 2013)
Picture: Édouard Manet Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, 1872; Oil on canvas, 55.5 × 40.5 cm
Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Acquis avec la participation du Fonds du Patrimoine, de la Fondation Meyer, de Chine Times Group et d’un mécénat coordonné par le quotidien Nikkei, 1998
Photo © RMN (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski