Royal Academy 250th birthday
The Royal Academy of Arts celebrated 250 years with a set of six stamps released by Royal Mail. Each stamp is designed by a well known artist or academic. Creators include Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Fiona Rae, Norman Ackroyd and Barbara Rae.
Norman Ackroyd’s St Kilda: The Great Sea Stacs, showcases rock formations from off the coast of Hebridean Archipelago.
Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle by printmaker Barbara Rae has an abstract picture of Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding park.
Grayson Perry’s stamp, named Summer Exhibition, shows the animated Essex-born artist stood at the centre of exhibits on show at the Royal Academy’s London base. The stamp coincided with the opening of the Summer Exhibition on 12th June 2018, which the artist coordinated.
Fiona Rae’s limited edition Queen of the Sky, captures a bright scene of birds in flight.
Saying Goodbye by Tracey Emin is a black gouache portrait painting of the artist’s mother.
Yinka Shonibare’s piece, Queuing at the RA, sees the Royal Academy as the main inspiration. This piece shows a monochrome crowd of people queuing for entry to the Academy holding umbrellas of bright colours_
JWM Turner brooches
‘Peace – Burial at Sea’ brooch
‘Snowstorm – Steamer off a Harbour’s Mouth’ brooch
‘The Arsenal – Venice’ brooch
‘St Laurent’ brooch
Leonardo Da Vinci brooches
In 2019 Royal Mail released a collection of 12 stamps from the Royal Collection to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.
This collection of brooches and badges is based around these superb high quality images.
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – design for an equestrian monument
Leonardo da Vinci brooch- A woman in a landscape
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The skeleton
Leonardo da Vinci brooch- The skull sectioned
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The fall of light on a face
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The anantomy of the shoulder and foot
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – The head of St. Philip
Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of a bearded man
Leonardo da Vinci brooch -The head of Leda
Leonardo da Vinci brooch – A Star-of-Bethlehem and other plants
Leonardo da Vinci brooch -A sprig of guelder-rose
Leonardo da Vinci brooch -Studies of cats
Ralph Steadman Brooches
Ralph Idris Steadman is a Welsh illustrator best known for collaboration and friendship with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books.
Comet orbiting Sun and Planets
Dr Edmond Halley as Comet
Giotto Spacecraft approaching Comet
Maybe Twice in a Lifetime
Andy Goldsworthy Brooches
Andy Goldsworthy OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who makes site-specific sculptures and art situated in both natural and urban settings.
If you like Andy Goldsworthy’s art then there is plenty more information about him and his work on the Crescent Moon website.