Newsletter Archive: Spring 2008
Small is Beautiful
The Courtauld is establishing a reputation for small closely-focused
exhibitions. The quotes below highlight recent successes.
For The Courtauld
‘The Courtauld has had one cracker of a show after another, each one small, focused and highlighting little-known areas of its own collection such as Guercino drawings or Walter Sickert’s Camden Town Nudes.’
Daily Telegraph, December 2007
‘What a rich, rewarding subject for an exhibition this is. In full retrospectives it isn’t usually possible to follow an artist’s thought process, but here the restricted subject matter actually helps us to see the quiet intelligence of the 27 paintings, drawings and pastels on display.
Shows this tightly focused and this enjoyable don’t come along often. It is already on my shortlist for best exhibition of 2007.’
Daily Telegraph, November 2007
**** (4 Stars)
‘...What makes this show interesting is... the effective staging of selected works within a framework of caricatures and images from the time.’
Time Out, March 2008
‘Another of those close-focus shows this gallery does so well.
It brings together Renoir’s La Loge with other treatments by him
and contemporaries of people in theatre boxes. Recommended.’
Sunday Times, February 2008
‘One of the Evening Standard’s 50 Hottest Tickets.’
Evening Standard, January 2008
Compiled by Kelly Quinn, Development Intern