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La Royal Academy n'est pas née en 1768

Abstract : The specificity of the London academic movement is that it took shape with the creation of private academies run by the artists themselves. Those private institutions paved the way for the Royal Academy of Arts, established in London in 1768. Over that period a sense of British national identity was also forged and the invention of Britishness went hand in hand with the search for the artistic identity of the newly created nation. In order to acclimatize the continental academic institution in Britain, artists sought to organise their training in the capital and to increase the marketability of national art productions through public exhibitions. As evidenced in the Instrument of Foundation, the Royal Academy of Arts in London results from this process which consisted in anchoring the continental academic model in British culture
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Isabelle Baudino. La Royal Academy n'est pas née en 1768. Etudes Anglaises, Klincksieck, 2003, Vol. 56 (N° 4 (Oct. 2003)), pp.412-425. ⟨halshs-00435597⟩



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