Richard McDougall Workshop Summer 2014

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany

Monday, 28 April 2014

10.00 - 14.15, The Courtauld Gallery and IMAF Centre for the Study of Drawings

Lake waters and cloudy sky in blues and greys
Joseph Mallord William Turner, On Lake Lucerne looking towards Fluelen, c. 1841. Graphite and watercolour (with scratching out) on paper. 22.3 cm x 28.3 cm. Acquisition: Scharf, Dorothy (Miss); bequest; 2007 (March). D.2007.DS.47. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): include Hugh Belsey (independent scholar), David Blayney Brown (Tate Britain), Colin Harrison (Ashmolean Museum) and Timothy Wilcox (independent scholar)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, places are free but due to very limited space advance booking is essential. Sandwich lunch included. Please contact by 12 noon on 24 April 2014

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Dr Rachel Sloan (Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld Gallery)

A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany, the first display organised jointly by The Courtauld Gallery and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, brings together 28 major drawings and watercolours from both collections. The display represents a rare occasion on which to view works by British and German Romantic artists in conversation with each other and to consider points of commonality as well as divergence between two distinctive schools.

Please join us for an informal workshop in the exhibition space and the Print Room to examine and discuss the drawings and watercolours in the display and in The Courtauld’s collection, by artists including J. M. W. Turner, Samuel Palmer, Thomas Girtin, John Robert Cozens, Caspar David Friedrich and Carl Philipp Fohr. Speakers include Hugh Belsey (independent scholar), David Blayney Brown (Tate Britain), Timothy Wilcox (independent scholar) and Colin Harrison (Ashmolean Museum).

This workshop is part of the Richard McDougall series of events held biannually at The Courtauld Institute of Art on British watercolour painting post-1750.

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