Arts and Entertainment Katherine Jenkins performs at Epsom in June 2012

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Cranach, Royal Academy, London

The bare-faced truth about puritanism and porn: Cranach's skill underpins his swerve from Lutheran austerity to a slinky Venus considered too rude for London Underground

Rosenthal speaks out after exit from Royal Academy

Nicknamed "Stormin' Norman", the Royal Academy's exhibitions secretary was renowned for a volcanic temper that erupted in the faces of journalists, artists and fellow curators alike. So when Sir Norman Rosenthal quit his post last month after more than three decades, it came as a surprise to many that he went quietly.

Royal Academy show in doubt as Russia withdraws artworks

A forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, of major artworks from Russia's most prestigious museums, is under threat after Russian authorities withdrew its loan of several pieces. They have voiced fears that the paintings could be seized in legal battles over their rightful ownership.

Artists rally behind RA's former keeper as cash inquiry goes on

Artists taught by an academic under investigation over financial irregularities at the Royal Academy Schools have rallied to his defence.

The classic way to stay young

The Nash Ensemble celebrates 40 years of fresh players and new commissions

Factions battle for soul of the Royal Academy

When Brendan Neiland swept in to run the Royal Academy's historic art school, he was intent on turning a moribund institution on its head. Instead of returning the school to its glorious past, his passion has dragged the Royal Academy into a mire of financial irregularities.

Royal Academy chief quits after probe into 'missing' £80,000

The art school of the Royal Academy, which has trained artists including JMW Turner and William Blake, was rocked yesterday by the surprise resignation of its top professor after an investigation into financial irregularities.

Architecture: The dome's a success

Sir John Soane

Obituary: Constance Shacklock

DURING THE first decade of its existence, immediately after the Second World War, Covent Garden Opera's resident company contained a number of members whose only professional experience until then had been in concert and oratorio. One of the most versatile singers who rapidly adapted to life on the operatic stage was the mezzo Constance Shacklock.

Racing: Val Royal can cut through form jungle

220th Derby: The premier Classic may fall to the French trainer that has become the race's most vehement critic

33% Off entry to Royal Academy of Arts

The Independent and Independent on Sunday have teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to offer you a saving of 33% off entry into the Summer Exhibition 99. This exclusive offer entitles readers of The Independent entry to the exhibition for only pounds 5, a saving of pounds 2.50 on the normal ticket price of pounds 7.50.

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Hordes can't get in for love nor Monet

THE COUPLE who had dropped an ecstasy tab before "rocking up" at the Royal Academy at 2am yesterday clung to each other as they sat on a viewing bench. "It's a wicked exhibition to see `off your face', because it's so beautiful and so dreamy."

Art: Private View - Vasily Kandinsky Royal Academy, London W1

One of the side effects of Pollock at the Tate and the Rothko show which runs to the end of this week at the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris is a sense of just how far the great American artists of the 1940s and 1950s were the product of what had gone before in Europe. Picasso and Miro in particular look like the giants of the mid-20th century, with Matisse not far behind.
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