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Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon’s Gliding Paintings

15 October 2015 – 17 January 2016

lanyon-Soaring Flight 1960 (Arts Council)

This major exhibition explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon, one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists



Special Display

Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat

17 September 2015 – 17 January 2016

pink landscape 1960 Bridgit Riley

This special display brings Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie together with a selection of seven early works by Bridget Riley to celebrate a seminal moment of artistic discovery.

Drawings Gallery Display


26 September 2015 – 10 January 2016

A painting of a landscape, a wide river runs between two mountains.
John Irthington ‘Warwick’ Smith (1749-1831), Valley of Terni with the river Nera after the waterfall of the Marmore and the village of Papigno, watercolour.

This display explores the tradition of panoramic landscape before the age of powered flight.

Future Exhibitions and Displays

Botticelli and Treasures from the Hamilton Collection

18 February – 15 May 2016

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a rich selection of Sandro Botticelli’s exquisite drawings for Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’.  Also included is an extraordinary group of illuminated manuscripts from the Renaissance.

Bruegel in Black and White: Three Grisailles Reunited

4 February – 8 May 2016

This focused exhibition brings together for the first time Bruegel’s only three surviving grisaille paintings: The Courtauld’s Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, The Death of the Virgin from Upton House (National Trust) and Three Soldiers from the Frick Collection in New York.


Past exhibitions and displays at The Courtauld Gallery

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