Bill Viola / Michelangelo Exhibition
Le Caprice has partnered with the Royal Academy to offer a dining package, including a ticket to Bill Viola/Michelangelo and a two-course meal with a glass of wine, priced at £38 per person.
To kick off 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will bring together two artists – born centuries apart – who explore the same universal themes with works of transcendent beauty and raw emotional power.
Though working in radically different mediums, this exhibition explores the affinities between prominent video artist Bill Viola and Michelangelo and is conceived as an immersive journey through the cycle of life. Guests will see a selection of Michelangelo’s most poignant works, including those from Windsor such as his drawings of the Crucifixion, as well as Michelangelo’s only marble sculpture in the UK, the Virgin and Child with the Infant St John (the ‘Taddei Tondo’). From Viola, the exhibition will feature 12 major installations spanning his entire career, including the extraordinary Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall), a five-metre-high projection depicting the ascent of the soul after death.
This package is available from Saturday, 26 January until Sunday, 31 March 2019. Restaurant bookings are available Monday to Friday 2pm-6pm; Thursday & Friday from 9.30pm; Sat & Sun 11.30am – 6pm for a maximum of four guests per booking and excludes service and cover charge.
To book, please call 020 7629 2239 or email reservations quoting ‘Bill Viola/Michelangelo'. Tickets to the exhibition should be collected from Le Caprice. Tickets are valid for Bill Viola/Michelangelo at the Royal Academy of Arts only, and can be used during public opening hours. For full ticketing terms and conditions, please visit the Royal Academy's website.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John (detail), c.1504-05. Marble relief, diameter 106.8 cm.
Royal Academy of Arts, London. Bequeathed by Sir George Beaumont, 1830© Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited
Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in partnership with Royal Collection Trust and with the collaboration of Bill Viola Studio.