In June, our Cézanne painting ‘The Card Players’ will be going on display at #MuseumoftheYear2018 nominee @ferensartgallery in Hull as part of our continuing #CourtauldConnects programme! Cézanne became interested in depicting labourers playing cards in the autumn of 1890. During this decade he completed five paintings of the subject. Here, two men sit across a table, immersed in the ritual of the game. In this familiar scene, Cézanne’s peasants stand in more general terms as figures for a way of life that he saw as enshrining the basic values of his local region, which he viewed as threatened by contemporary urban fashions. Don’t miss this work at the Ferens Art Gallery’s display ‘Cézanne’s Card Players: A Masterwork from The Courtauld Gallery, London’ opening 2 June 2018. Supported by @heritagelotteryfund. #PaulCézanne#Cézanne#CardPlayers#Ferens#Hull#Courtauld#CourtauldGallery#LoveFerens
'A fine show which demands close attention' - @the.independent
Come and see our new Drawings Gallery exhibition #ArtistsatWork where you will find elegant works such as this portrait of a female artist. She sits at an easel on to which two separate supports have been fixed. The top one is more legible,showing a landscape framed by a tree on the right-hand side and a group of figures huddled at the centre. This faint sketch is perhaps a study for the work below which the artist has now turned her attention to with paintbrush and palette. 'Artists at Work' is on display now until 15 July 2018! #️Courtauld #CourtauldGallery
Fanny Guillaume de Bassoncourt (1820-88), ‘Portrait of an artist at her easel’, 1837
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Our new Drawings Gallery exhibition ‘Artists at Work’ is now open! This show explores the theme of the artist at work through a selection of drawings from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, drawn primarily from the Katrin Bellinger Collection. Whether in their studios or art academies, out and about sketching a landscape or recording their own likeness in a mirror, artists have long taken pleasure in representing themselves at work.
In this beautifully preserved eighteenth-century drawing by Carlo Labruzzi, an artist – possibly Labruzzi himself – sits sketching a panoramic view of the Imperial Forum in Rome. The scene is one commonly associated with the experience of the Grand Tour, an extended trip across Europe undertaken by noblemen and women.
Join us today on Twitter for a sneak preview of the show #ArtistsatWork#DrawingsGallery#Courtauld#CourtauldGallery
On Thursday, our new Drawings Gallery exhibition ‘Artists at Work’ opens to the public. This exhibition explores the theme of the artist at work through a selection of drawings from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, drawn primarily from the Katrin Bellinger Collection. Whether in their studios or art academies, out and about sketching a landscape or recording their own likeness in a mirror, artists have long taken pleasure in representing themselves at work. When immersed in the act of drawing or painting, they are often shown with their backs turned to the spectator, much like in this 17th century drawing of a draughtsman sat sketching by a tree. Join us as we are invited to look over their shoulders and share in the moment of creation! From Thursday 3 May 2018!
Book now: courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays. #ArtistsatWork#LambertDoomer#Drawings#Courtauld#CourtauldGallery#comingsoon
For #heritageMW it is only right that we promote our star-studded event, tonight’s #resfest 2018 A late night festival of art history with talks, performances, poetry and bars that is sure to bring heaps of awareness, engagement and discovery surrounding heritage in its many forms. If you haven’t got a ticket fear not! We’ve paired up with our friends @courtauldres (Instagram and Twitter) and @CourtauldStudy (Twitter) to bring you the best in exclusive coverage from the nights events! Join the conversation and tag us in your posts with #resfest
We're proud and excited to feature in @henitalks , a newly launched site containing free short films about some of the world's greatest works of art. Join art historian, curator and Courtauld alumna Jacky Klein as she returns to the Gallery to explore Cézanne, the 'father of Modern art'. Watch it here now: www.henitalks.com/talks/cezanne-the-father-of-modern-art/
London has long been a source of inspiration for artists. In this painting from 1927, Christopher R. W. Nevinson takes a vantage point at the junction of Blackfriars Bridge and the Embankment to create this dramatic v-shaped composition. In the distance we can see old Waterloo Bridge where our home in @somersethouse is located nearby! Left along the Thames, just out of shot, stands Bankside Power Station, now home to @tate Modern. Nevinson captures the frenetic activity of the city in its various aspects, from the bustle of commuters on foot and in trams, to the heavy river traffic and the smoking chimneys of the industrial docks along the South Bank. #cityMW #MuseumWeek#Courtauld#CourtauldGallery#Nevinson#Blackfriars#Waterloo