Richard McDougall Workshop Summer 2013

Costume in Watercolour, c. 1760-1945

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

14.00 - 16.00, IMAF Centre for the Study of Drawings

ladies in Victorian dress
Charles Conder,, Les Incroyables, late 1890s. Watercolour and gouache with graphite on silk. height: 26.2 cm; width: 41.4 cm. Acquisition: Spooner, William (Mr and Mrs); bequest; 1967, D.1967.WS.133. Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Speaker(s): Dr Rachel Sloan (Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, places are free but due to limited space advance booking is required. Please contact by 10am on 29 April 2013. Allocation of a place is subject to confirmation.

Organised by: Professor Caroline Arscott and Dr Rachel Sloan

Costume has played many roles in watercolour since the eighteenth century: as a marker of social class and status, as a record of contemporary fashion, as a locus for fantasy and the imagination. The medium of watercolour has presented artists with complex and fascinating challenges in attempting to represent costume, particularly in capturing the effects of different surfaces and textures.

Please join us for an informal workshop to examine and discuss a group of watercolours in The Courtauld’s collection by artists including Henry Fuseli, John Brown, David Wilkie and Charles Conder that evokes the evolving role of costume in watercolour from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.

This workshop is part of the Richard McDougall series of events held biannually at The Courtauld Institute of Art on British watercolour painting post-1750.

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