Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery

Dr Rachel Sloan, the Curator of the Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery - the summer showcase exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery is giving a talk tonight which I'm not going to be able to attend. However here she is introducing the exhibition which spans 500 years of printmaking and including works by Mantegna, Bruegel, Canaletto, Picasso, Matisse and Freud.

I've got to put this on my list of exhibitions I've not yet got to see due to writing/proofing/finishing the book.  (Today was final, final proofs and it's now going to print)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
The Jockey, 1899
Lithograph, 51.6 x 36.3 cm
The Courtauld Gallery, London
The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain. It includes works from the Renaissance to the 21st century:
  • approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours 
  • 20,000 prints.
For those who are interested in works on paper, the collection is also available to view in the Drawings & Prints Study Room - by appointment.
  • These are Drawing Highlights. The works cannot be on permanent exhibition due to their sensitivity to light. The narrative categorises them by century. Click each image to see it more clearly and find out more about it on its own individual web page 
  • These are the Print Highlights. The collection offers the opportunity to budding art historians and those interested in printmaking to study a wide range of printmaking processes. 
  • This link provides information about who The Collectors are
  • Visit the Study Room - between 1.30pm and 4pm on Wednesdays the Study Room is open on a drop-in basis and no appointment is needed

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