Exhibitions & DISPLAYS

Future exhibitions & DisplayS

GOYA: The WITCHES AND OLD WOMEN album

26 February to 25 May 2015

 

The Courtauld Gallery presents a groundbreaking exhibition which reunites for the first time all of the surviving drawings from one of Goya’s celebrated private albums.

 

The albums were never intended to be seen beyond a small circle of friends, giving Goya the freedom to create images which range from the humorous, to the macabre and the bitingly satirical. With its themes of witchcraft, dreams and nightmares.

 

The Witches and Old Women Album offers an important perspective on the development of Goya’s interest in old age, the fantastic and the diabolical. Above all, the drawings reveal his penetrating observation of human nature.

 

UNSEEN

The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery

15 JANUARY - 29 MARCH 2015

 

The first in a series of revelatory displays at The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery will highlight the range and depth of the collection with examples of some of its most intriguing works.

 

Unseen will focus on works, which have not been exhibited at The Courtauld in the last 20 years, often by fascinating lesser-known artists.

 

The selection of works ranges across the centuries from the Renaissance to the birth of Pop Art, with pieces as diverse as Two men in conversation, a striking 15th century Renaissance drawing from the school of Francesco Squarcione, to Africa, a work from 1962 by Larry Rivers,  the godfather of Pop Art.

 

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