SAturday Study days in art history

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The next Study Day accompanies The Courtauld Gallery's major exhibition Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude and will take place on Saturday 13th December 2014.

Speakers are exhibition curator Barnaby Wright (Daniel Katz Curator of 20th-century art, The
Courtauld Gallery), Peter Vergo (Professor Emeritus, Art History Department, University of Essex), Andrew Webber (Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture, University of Cambridge)* and Charlotte de Mille (Hon. Research Associate University of Bristol)


*There is a change of speaker - Dr Judith Beniston will be replaced by her Schnitzler Project colleague, Professor Andrew Webber


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  The Study Day on Saturday 13 December 2014 is now FULL.  Please email if  you wish to be added to a waiting list.



The next event in 2015 will accompany the exhibition Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album (26 February - 25 May) and will take place on Saturday, 25 April 2015. The exhibition reassembles all the known sheets from one of Goya's eight celebrated albums of 'private' drawings.  These albums, each distinct in subject-matter, style and technique, were created relatively late in Goya's life, after he had survived a near-fatal illness that left him profoundly deaf from his early fifties, but still drawing at the age of eighty-two. They have been described as journals that record, in virtuoso manner, Goya’s innermost reflections on the world around him and on human nature.  The exhibition curators, distinguished Goya-scholar Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Stephanie Buck, The Courtauld’s Curator of Drawings, and colleagues will shed light on this feat of international research and reconstruction, on the place of the album in Goya's oeuvre, and on the themes of witchcraft and old age in art more widely.

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