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.
THE GILBERT AND ILDIKO BUTLER DRAWINGS
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
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
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.