Exhibitions & Displays


 

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

 

26 February - 25 May 2015




This major exhibition reunites all the surviving drawings from the Witches and Old Women Album for the first time, offering a fascinating and enlightening view of a very private and personal Goya.

 

             

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Special Display

RENAISSANCE MODERN :
THE GILBERT AND ILDIKO BUTLER DRAWINGS

 

22 April – 7 June 2015


A collaboration between students from both The Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Manchester, this display focuses on 16th century draughtsmanship in Italy and Northern Europe.

 

It explores those aspects of Renaissance drawing that were deliberately new or ‘modern’ in  subject matter, style and approach.

 

 

 

 









pOP uP DISPLAY

cEZANNE'S CUPID

Until 6 May 2015


Reunited for the first time in over 100 years Cézanne’s cupid and

Still Life with Plaster Cast are on display together at The Courtauld

Gallery thanks to Eurostar.

This cast, representing a small child traditionally identified as

Cupid, belonged to Paul Cézanne and was one of a small number

of favoured objects he kept in his studio. He depicted it in several

drawings and paintings, the most important of which hangs in The

Courtauld Gallery.

Cézanne owned this plaster cast for much of his career: He was

already drawing from it in the 1870s, two decades before he painted

the Courtauld Still-life with Plaster Cupid. Used as teaching aids,

plaster casts were a fixture of drawing schools and artists’ studios

since the Renaissance. They allowed students to copy after the best

examples of sculpture. Cézanne’s use of the plaster cast as the

subject of a finished painting is unusual and perhaps demonstrates

his particular attachment to the sculpture.

 

 

 


 

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