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We are so excited to welcome Andres Ordorica @thenakedpenman to #resfest 18! Don't miss his amazing performance bringing to life some of #courtauldfamous women, including Paul #Gaugin, Portrait of Mette Gaugin, 1877 and Edouard #Manet's, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882.
Last week we were lucky enough to catch up with the man himself as he shared some performance teasers. We can't wait, it's going to be good! RES | FEST is a free public festival celebrating Art History. March 14, 5.30-9pm.
We have a waiting list for tickets click the link in our bio for more details! #resfest #courtauld #somersethouse #late museumlate
@londonfashionweek might be over but we’re still musing over these fashionable figures in Boudin’s oil painting of Trouville beach. Boudin painted on small wood panels that were easy to transport and store, enabling him to paint outdoors. In this example, the rapid and thin brushwork gives the scene a sense of immediacy and spontaneity. Don’t forget to catch Boudin’s other work ‘Deauville’ on display @Harris_museum until 20 May 2018!
#InOurCollection #EugèneBoudin #CourtauldGallery #Courtauld #LFW
We are so looking forward to
RES | FEST 18 on 14th March! Don’t miss Tasha Marks @avmcuriosities addressing the question:
How can we make the museum more sensory?
Regram : @courtauldres
RES | FEST 18 is a free public festival of art history happening @somersethouse Courtauld Institute, March 14 2018, 17.30-21.00pm.
For more information and to join the waiting list for tickets visit the link in @courtauldres’s bio!
#resfest #courtauldgallery #courtauld #arthistory
Running at the ring, or the ‘quintain’, was among the most popular equestrian games of Renaissance France. It was also one of the safest since the rider would strike an artificial target, as can be seen in the centre of this drawing by Antoine Caron. For this type of jousting, protective armour was not needed. Consequently, the game allowed for a display of fanciful costumes, turning the chivalric sport into a lavish masquerade. See this work at our #AntoineCaron display until 15 April!
#Caron #CourtauldGallery #Courtauld #somersethouse #catherinedemedici
Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dog so we’ve chosen this watercolour by Turner in which a howling dog stands against an intense backdrop of shore, sea and sky. Interpreting the scene as a lament on the destructive powers of the ocean, Victorian art critic John Ruskin titled this work ‘Dawn after the Wreck’. #ChineseNewYear #YearoftheDog #Dog #Turner #seascape #watercolour #InOurCollection #Courtauld #CourtauldGallery
This weekend is the last to see our Van Gogh before it goes on loan. But don’t despair, check out these goodies from The Courtauld Shop. Perfect souvenirs for keeping a little piece of Van Gogh with you wherever you go!
#goodBUYvangogh #dontvanGOgh #souvenir #InOurCollection #Courtauld #CourtauldGallery
Happy Valentine’s Day Still in need of some #inspo for that perfect bouquet? Make like Kokoschka with some classic red roses or perhaps opt for something a little less traditional, like Monet’s wild mallows.
#ValentinesDay #flowers #bouquet #StillLife #InOurCollection #roses #Kokoschka #JaneBussy #WinifredGill #Monet #JohnPower #Seurat
It's almost time to go and see the latest Illuminating objects display, a puzzle jug from Saintonge in western France! The display has been developed in partnership with Graphic Communication Design MA student Anabel @anabelsalut and examines the design and manufacturing of the piece. In the gallery from this Wednesday onwards! #IlluminatingObjects #puzzlejug #dontmiss #InOurCollection #Courtauld #CourtauldGallery #ceramics
This Saturday, our Eugène Boudin painting, ‘Deauville’, will be going on display @HarrisPreston . Boudin made his reputation painting Parisian society at the seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville in Normandy, France. This work, however, is notable for its scarcity of human presence. Flecks of paint indicate the leisured visitors who populate the distant sea shore while the foreground is occupied only by fishermen beside horse and cart. Don’t miss this work in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery’s Special Display exploring the history of Courtaulds Ltd textile factory in Preston! Opening 10 February http://ow.ly/ZFAc30i9VHU
#EugèneBoudin #Boudin #Deauville #SamuelCourtauld #CourtauldGallery #Courtauld #weekendinspo
Today marks #100Years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 in which the vote was gained for (some) women across the UK. This study in our Prints & Drawings Collection depicts a scene of the Westminster Election of 1784. At this time, very few adults had the right to vote. An inscription on the study reads: ‘The furious Election, at which Charles James Fox defeated Wray, largely through the help of Gorgiana, the beautiful Duchess of Devonshire, who secured the votes of a butcher by giving him a kiss.’ A lot has changed since 1784 thanks to the campaigns waged by women and men a century ago! #suffragette100 #Votes100 #Equality #VotesForAll #girlpower #InOurCollection #CourtauldGallery #Courtauld
This month, our Van Gogh is leaving London to go on loan! What better than a #SundayMusic session to send it off? Join us and Dr Charlotte de Mille on 11 February as she explores the music and writing discussed in the painter’s letters immediately preceding and after the moment of his self-mutilation.
#courtauldgallery #courtauld #February #VanGogh #Music
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire dazzle guests at this royal tournament and modern viewers alike. Part of the Royal Tour of France organized by Catherine de’ Medici for her young son King Charles IX, the occasion depicted in this drawing by Antoine Caron marks the meeting between the two and Catherine’s daughter, Elisabeth Queen of Spain. This impressive spectacle is the finale of a competition in which two teams, Virtue and Love, are captained by the young king and his brother, Henri de Valois, who rounds out this family reunion. Come see this drawing and the rest of the Valois series, reunited for the first time, at our #AntoineCaron exhibition until 15 April. #TeamVirtue #TeamLove #Caron #courtauldgallery #courtauld #somersethouse #catherinedemedici
Res|Fest is back for a second year! 14 March 2018 from 5.30pm
Experience The #Courtauld after hours and join us for this imaginatively curated evening that will bring art to life, reveal new perspectives and inspire conversation through an eclectic mix of art, talks and debates, demonstrations and tours.
Res|Fest is free and open to all, booking is essential. Link in bio.
#resfest #gallerylate #museumlates #courtauldgallery #researchforum #arthistory #courtauldinstituteofart #artforall #somersethouse
This drawing is a visual celebration of a large court departing the Château d'Anet. The castle came into Catherine de’ Medici’s possession after the death of her husband, Henry II of France. From its main entrance, an orderly procession winds along the road and over a bridge in the foreground. The work belongs to a sequence of drawings known as the Valois Series, whose content and compositions were adapted as designs for a group of large tapestries which are today in the @uffizigalleries in Florence. See this drawing and the Valois series, reunited for the first time, at our #AntoineCaron display until 15 April. #Caron #courtauldgallery #courtauld #somersethouse #catherinedemedici
Antoine Caron: Drawing for Catherine de’ Medici Opened this week to a ★★★★ review from @Telegraph “Caron’s charming drawings teem with incident and detail, as well as flashes of wit, hurling us headlong into the astonishing world of the Valois “Magnificences” – festivals, ceremonies and sporting events.” #Caron #AntoineCaron #CourtauldGallery #Courtauld #SomersetHouse
We love it when you share your #museumselfies with us! Here are a few highlights relating to our #soutineportraits exhibition for #MuseumSelfieDay. Only four days left to see this incredible exhibition, closes 21 Jan 2018. #SoutinesPortraits #SoutineSelfie #museumselfieday #museumselfie #soutine#courtauldgallery #courtauld @babychampion_ @liviajaneg @fred_sirieix
‘Tremendous…a knockout experience’
★★★★★ Evening Standard
Don’t miss the final week to see #Soutine Portraits @courtauld , the first major exhibition of works by Chaïm Soutine in the UK in 35 years and the first ever exhibition to assemble Soutine’s remarkable portraits of service staff. #lastchance #soutinesportraits #courtauld #somersethouse #finalweek #visitlondon
Take a sneak peek into the work of our current #Illuminatingobjects intern, Graphic Communication Design MA student Anabel @anabelsalut ,who is focusing on the design and manufacturing of a piece from our decorative arts collection, to be revealed soon! #InOurCollection #courtauldgallery #courtauld #somersethouse
Tonight we're going live on Instagram inside two exhibitions: The Courtaulds #Soutine'sPortraits and @tate Modern’s #Modigliani to explore an extraordinary relationship between two leading 20th century painters. Do you have questions for the curators? Ask them in the comments and we’ll select a few for Nancy and Barnaby to answer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Join us tonight at 7pm GMT for our first multi-location live stream.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Chaïm Soutine, Bellboy c.1925 & Modigliani, Seated Servant (Portrait of Zofe) 1916
Today in the Prints and Drawings Study Room we are examining prints made after paintings by the French Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin. In this work, the cyclops Polyphemus sits atop a mountain. He plays a flute, attempting to woo the sea-nymph Galatea with his song. Unlike the painted version of this composition, in this etching, Polyphemus’s body blends into the mountain. The continuity of the shadows and the lines of the cross-hatching link the two forms, as the figure’s leg appears to form another ridge on the mountain’s rocky surface. #InOurCollection #courtauldgallery #nicolaspoussin
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Surprise! You never know what you may find on an artwork’s verso. This pen and ink drawing from the 1530s by Alonso Berruguete or his workshop consists of a traditional Holy Family grouping on its recto, and three studies of a man’s leg on its verso. The recto appears to be a preparatory drawing for Berruguete’s altarpiece in the church of Santiago, Valladolid. Might the verso be a study corresponding to one of the Spanish sculptor’s three-dimensional works as well? #InOurCollection #CourtauldGallery #Drawings #AlonsoBerruguete
#Repost @artfund (@get_repost)
Did you know that French Post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat was born on the 2nd December 1859? Prior to the development of his Pointillism technique, a vibrantly different artistic style where paintings were comprised of tiny colorful dots, he painted Bateau près de la berge Asnières (A boat near the riverbank, Asnières) c. 1883. We helped @courtauld acquire this stunning watercolour in 2000. ♂️ #artfunded #artfund #courtauldgallery #georgesseurat #postimpressionism #pointillism #frenchartist #impressionism
“Don’t look at me!” Turned completely away from the picture plane, the young lady in il Domenichino’s “Female head, seen from the rear” preserves an air of mystery, tempting the viewer with her lovely locks. The drawing’s unconventional cropping lends it a contemporary, caught-in-the-moment quality.
Facing forward, the man in Tiepolo’s “Head of a man, seen from below” (1735-1740) acts as the foil in our exhibition, “Drawing Together.” Despite his change in position, the man keeps the upper half of his face obscured due to the striking foreshortening used. The contemporary viewer can’t help but think of similar explorations of anatomies undertaken by the Surrealists in the twentieth century.
Come see this two-faced pair before the show closes January 2nd.
#InOurCollection #Courtauld #courtauldgallery #drawings #ilDomenichino #Tiepolo #drawingtogether