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Discover our world-famous collection of paintings, drawings and decorative arts. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century the collection is displayed in the elegant surroundings of Somerset House. The Courtauld is best known for its outstanding Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including celebrated works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin as well as a major group of paintings by Cรฉzanne.

This charming print of a woman with a parrot perched on her shoulder is by American artist Mary Cassatt, one of only thr...
27/10/2023

This charming print of a woman with a parrot perched on her shoulder is by American artist Mary Cassatt, one of only three women (along with Berthe Morisot and Marie Bracquemond) to exhibit with the Impressionists โœจ

Cassatt first moved to Paris in 1865 and in 1877 struck up a friendship with Edgar Degas; at his invitation, she joined the Impressionist group, first exhibiting with them in 1879.

Her career as a printmaker spans around 30 years and some 250 prints; here, in a recent acquisition for The Courtauld, her bold and skillful use of drypoint is in evidence, with delicate details on light blue paper ๐Ÿ’™

Explore our entire collection, including prints and drawings less frequently able to be displayed, online - link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†

๐Ÿ“ท Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), The Parrot, c.1891, drypoint. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

Travel to Renaissance Rome in our online Study Tour In the Footsteps of Renaissance Visitors: Four Walks in Rome ๐Ÿ›๏ธ This...
26/10/2023

Travel to Renaissance Rome in our online Study Tour In the Footsteps of Renaissance Visitors: Four Walks in Rome ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

This tour will illuminate the architectural and artistic treasures of the eternal city through the eyes of Renaissance visitors. We shall move along the Via Papalis, as part of a papal procession, admire the breathtaking urban transformations wrought by Pope Julius II, join Renaissance artists in studying Romeโ€™s famed antiquities, and adopt the garb of devout pilgrims on a tour of the Seven Churches and their spectacular treasures of art.

Find out more and book now: https://courtauld.ac.uk/short-courses-2023/study-tours/visiting-the-past-the-courtauld-study-tours-online/in-the-footsteps-of-renaissance-visitors-four-walks-in-rome/

For us, every day is   ๐ŸŽจExplore masterpieces from the middle ages to the 20th century at The Courtauld Gallery. What are...
25/10/2023

For us, every day is ๐ŸŽจ

Explore masterpieces from the middle ages to the 20th century at The Courtauld Gallery. What are your favourite works on display? Tag us in your visits using ! โœจ

Can't make it to the gallery? Explore our entire collection online and zoom in with high definition images, or take a virtual tour - link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†

โœจ Drop in TODAY until 15.00 to get stuck into The Big Draw - Drawing with Senses, and enrich your visit even further! Head to our stories to discover what's going on โœจ

๐Ÿ“ท Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, oil paint on canvas. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

Looking for things to do with the kids this half-term? There's plenty to get stuck into at The Courtauld Gallery!๐ŸŽจ Tomor...
24/10/2023

Looking for things to do with the kids this half-term?

There's plenty to get stuck into at The Courtauld Gallery!

๐ŸŽจ Tomorrow, we'll be taking part in The Big Draw 2023, with the theme ๐Ÿ‘€ Explore the sound of a moonlit landscape on the second floor, and head up to the third floor to create an Impressionist soundscape, and much more.

โœ๏ธ We have a wide range of holiday activities, self-led trails and activity sheets to enrich your visit or learn from our collections at home - from animals and mythical beasts to The Great Portrait Makeover.

Find out more: https://courtauld.ac.uk/take-part/families/

And don't forget to tag us using to share your own works of art, or your day out at the gallery!

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Under-18s go free. Book your visit now - link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†

"Spellbinding" โญโญโญโญโญ (Evening Standard)"A pioneer of Black British Art" โญโญโญโญ (The Guardian)Experience Claudette Johnson:...
24/10/2023

"Spellbinding" โญโญโญโญโญ (Evening Standard)
"A pioneer of Black British Art" โญโญโญโญ (The Guardian)

Experience Claudette Johnson: Presence, a major exhibition of work by one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation.

Open until 14 Jan 2024 at The Courtauld Gallery.

Tickets from ยฃ13, includes entry to our permanent collection.
Friends and under 18s go free.

Book Now: courtauld.ac.uk/claudette-johnson

Claudette Johnson, Figure in blue, 2018, Pastels and gouache on paper, 163 x 133 cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London ยฉ Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate.

Today we have city breaks, but in the 18th century it was all about the Grand Tour ๐ŸงณVenice became a major destinaion of ...
24/10/2023

Today we have city breaks, but in the 18th century it was all about the Grand Tour ๐Ÿงณ

Venice became a major destinaion of the 18th century Grand Tour. Its buzzing life along the canals and picturesque cityscape enchanted northern European visitors, who often wished to buy souvenirs to keep the memory of their sojourn alive.

This demand led to the production of little views of the city, like these charming works by Giacomo Guardi โœ๏ธ

Their topographical accuracy and vivid colours greatly appealed to British tourists in particular. On the back of his drawings, Guardi often listed the buildings he portrayed, and meticulously recorded his address in the hope of encouraging repeat orders.

Can you recognise any of the famous landmarks?

โฐ See them on display in La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice, open until 11 Feb 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. Friends, under-18s and students go free โœจ courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

๐Ÿ“ท Giacomo Guardi (1764-1835), Riva degli Shiavoni; The lagoon with view of the San Lazzaro island, with a gondola in the foreground; Saint Mark's Square. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

During his career, French Impressionist artist Jean Louis Forain was celebrated as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman...
23/10/2023

During his career, French Impressionist artist Jean Louis Forain was celebrated as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman. He was born in 1852 ๐ŸŽจ

With Degas (his lifelong friend and mentor), Forain frequented the Paris Opรฉra where he observed ballet dancers and their typically middle-aged suitors. In this roughly finished drawing, two men seen from behind and three dancers on stage blend in with their seemingly monumental surroundings ๐Ÿฉฐ

Forain's rapid ex*****on is evident in the loose, unrefined contours of the figures and in the broad, liberal application of colour he uses throughout.

Explore our collection in full in our new online collections platform: gallerycollections.courtauld.ac.uk

Book your visit to The Courtauld Gallery to surround yourself with other Impressionists: courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

๐Ÿ“ท Jean Louis Forain (1852-1931), En scรจne (On stage), 1910-1911. Chalks, ink, pen, watercolour and bodycolour on wove paper. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at one of our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธAt The Courtauld, discover expert t...
23/10/2023

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at one of our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

At The Courtauld, discover expert teaching at a world-famous art collection in the cultural heart of London.

๐Ÿ“… Friday 27 Oct, 14:30 - 16:30

Chat to our friendly staff, students and alumni, dive into teaching with a taster lecture, and explore both our campus and The Courtauld Gallery. Can't make it? Sign up to our newsletter to find out more about studying at The Courtauld, our next open day events, and more!

Find out more and book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/study/open-days-campus-tours/

๐Ÿ“ท Claudia Janke

โœจ To celebrate the 2023 edition of Bazaar Art, Claudette Johnsonโ€™s Blues Dance is one of three special Bazaar UK covers....
23/10/2023

โœจ To celebrate the 2023 edition of Bazaar Art, Claudette Johnsonโ€™s Blues Dance is one of three special Bazaar UK covers. This work is currently on display in our landmark exhibition, Claudette Johnson: Presence.

Johnson let Bazaar into her studio and spoke to them about how she has rediscovered her artistic vocation after years away from her studio.

This collectorsโ€™ edition, coinciding with Frieze, is available at The Courtauld online and in store for a limited time only: https://shop.courtauld.ac.uk/collections/books/products/harpers-bazaar-collectors-art-edition-claudette-johnson

It's  , so dive into the details of Lucas Cranach the Elder's Adam and Eve  (1526) ๐ŸŽAdam and Eve are depicted at the fat...
21/10/2023

It's , so dive into the details of Lucas Cranach the Elder's Adam and Eve (1526) ๐ŸŽ

Adam and Eve are depicted at the fateful moment of temptation as Eve hands the apple to a bewildered Adam, whilst the serpent, entwined in the tree above, looks on. The finely painted menagerie of animals heightens this seductive vision of Paradise.

Cranach and his workshop made over fifty versions of this subject. This panel's high quality and unique iconography suggest it was commissioned by an erudite patron, perhaps a humanist scholar.

See it on display in the Blavatnik Fine Rooms - book your visit now ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ท Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Adam and Eve, 1526, oil on panel. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

Feeling the autumnal chill ๐Ÿ‚French painter Lucien Pissarro spent much of his life in England, mostly in London, but late...
19/10/2023

Feeling the autumnal chill ๐Ÿ‚

French painter Lucien Pissarro spent much of his life in England, mostly in London, but later in the village of Coldharbour in Surrey, where this scene was thoughtfully painted.

The rolling hills of Surrey stretch out across Old Mark's Field near Coldharbour, filled with the colours of autumn.

Search The Courtauld's full collection online and zoom in closer to each brushstroke: gallerycollections.courtauld.ac.uk

๐Ÿ“ท Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), Old Mark's Fieldd, Coldharbour, Surrey, 1915, oil on canvas. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

Ahead of the 2023 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize winner being announced this evening, we are delig...
19/10/2023

Ahead of the 2023 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize winner being announced this evening, we are delighted that โ€˜Courtauld Connectsโ€™ has been voted the winner of the 2023 Peoplesโ€™ Poll on the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Designed by award-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann, The Courtauld Galleryโ€™s redevelopment has revitalised and opened up the magnificent building conceived by Sir William Chambers in the late 1770s to create an inspiring setting for the 21st century.

As one voter commented: โ€œThe changes are both subtle and striking, changing the feel and flow while honoring the history and original footprint. Small spaces feel somehow bigger - and most importantly, the incredible collection truly takes centre stage, as it should.โ€™

Thank you to everyone who voted for Courtauld Connects.

๐ŸŽจ NOW OPEN - Reworking Manet ๐ŸŽจExplore a selection of outstanding works made by students aged 14-18 from across the UK, c...
18/10/2023

๐ŸŽจ NOW OPEN - Reworking Manet ๐ŸŽจ

Explore a selection of outstanding works made by students aged 14-18 from across the UK, creative responses to ร‰douard Manetโ€™s famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre (1882) in The Courtauld collection.

Reworking Manet, a live project brief, was developed by The Courtauld's learning team in collaboration with a group of young people and Turner Prize-winning artist and Courtauld alumnus, Jeremy Deller.

It started with Manet's famous work and its continued relevance to contemporary society. The reworkings explore a wealth of themes drawn from the painting, raising important issues in our everyday lives ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

From paintings to textiles and poetry, and much more in between, drop into the Project Space to explore and be inspired!

โฐ Until 18 Feb 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. Book now: https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/exh-reworking-manet/

Find out more about the project and how the exhibition developed: https://courtauld.ac.uk/take-part/schools/re-working-manet/

๐Ÿ“ท The Churchill Arms (detail). Mariel, aged 17.

Reworking Manet Exhibition 2023 | The Courtauld. Image credit: Finn Arschavir and Tasmiya Tasmi

Aged 16-18 and want to learn more about Claudette Johnson?Take part in our upcoming free workshop, part of The Courtauld...
18/10/2023

Aged 16-18 and want to learn more about Claudette Johnson?

Take part in our upcoming free workshop, part of The Courtauld's Young People's Programme, and discover the artist, a founding member of the Black British Arts Movement, behind our current exhibition Claudette Johnson: Presence ๐ŸŽจ

Taking a guided trip around the show by artist Nadine Mahoney and Art Historian Fran Herrick, we will discuss Claudette's approach, techniques and inspiration which, as the artist puts it, "tell a different story about our presence in this country".

Find out more and register now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/claudette-johnson-presence-iiah/

โฐ Weds 25 Oct, 10:00 - 15:00
๐Ÿ“ In-person at The Courtauld Gallery.
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Free and open to students attending UK state schools and colleges aged 16-18, with priority given to year 12 students (or equivalent). Booking essential due to popular demand. Lunch included.

๐Ÿ“ท Claudette Johnson, Figure in blue, 2018, Pastels and gouache on paper, 163 x 133cm. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London ยฉ Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo: Andy Keate

Throughout her career, Claudette Johnson has pioneered the use of drawing on an epic scale, to create depictions of Blac...
17/10/2023

Throughout her career, Claudette Johnson has pioneered the use of drawing on an epic scale, to create depictions of Black women and men that are at once intimate and monumental.

This is one of Claudette Johnson's most enigmatic works. The young man's striking features, beautifully and sensitively shaped in pastel, draws us in and set us wondering about his identity and story. Adrift on a sea of blue, he might be regally posed on a couch or perched on a makeshift bed.

It has its origins in a photograph by the South African photographer Peter Magubane, which inspired Johnson to transform the composition of that image to create this work. The atmosphere of wistful contemplation is matched by the title, taken from Miles Davis's famous jazz album.

โœจ Experience Claudette Johnnson's work in Claudette Johnson: Presence, open at The Courtauld Gallery until 14 Jan 2024 โœจ
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book now - link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†

๐Ÿ“ท Claudette Johnson, Kind of Blue, 2020. Pastel and gouache on paper. 121.9 x 152.4cm. Private collection ยฉ Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London, Photo: Andy Keate

To celebrate Black History Month, we've collated some of the latest publications featuring black artists and writers ava...
17/10/2023

To celebrate Black History Month, we've collated some of the latest publications featuring black artists and writers available now at The Courtauld Shop ๐Ÿ“š

Enrich your bookshelves from titles that delve into black artists within art history, to those exploring contemporary black art.

Shop below or drop in for a visit.

https://shop.courtauld.ac.uk/collections/books

Women artists in France created rich ouvres, despite professional obstacles and prejudice from art critics who regarded ...
17/10/2023

Women artists in France created rich ouvres, despite professional obstacles and prejudice from art critics who regarded genius as a male attribute.

Sign up now for our new online short course, Women Artists in France, 1770 - 1914 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

Explore the achievements of these extraordinary individuals, including rival portraitists ร‰lisabeth Louise Vigรฉe le Brun and Adรฉlaรฏde Labille-Guiard; animal painter Rosa Bonheur, famed across Europe and America; Impressionist innovators Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt; and an artist who defied all convention, Suzanne Valadon.

๐Ÿ”—https://courtauld.ac.uk/short-courses-2023/evening-study-at-the-courtauld/women-artists-in-france-1770-1914/

NOW OPEN - La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice ๐Ÿ›ถExplore the energy and creativity of Venice at a time when th...
14/10/2023

NOW OPEN - La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice ๐Ÿ›ถ

Explore the energy and creativity of Venice at a time when the city flourished as one of the great cultural capitals of Europe, through an outstanding group of around twenty Venetian drawings from The Courtauld's collection.

At the dawn of the 18th century, Venice was a magnet for visitors from across Europe, drawn by its architecture, history, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Many artists featured here produced works for an international clientele who avidly collected images of the city, its inhabitants, and its colourful traditions.

Works on display include Canaletto's celebrated views of the city's lively streets and waterways, Piazzetta's evocative head studies, and Guardi's panoramic Feast of Ascension Day.

โฐ 14 Oct 2023 - 11 Feb 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. Friends, students and under-18s go free. Book now - link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†

๐Ÿ“ท Giacomo Guardi (1764 โ€“ 1835), The Lagoon with view of the San Lazzaro Island, with a gondola in the foreground
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768), Piazza San Giacomo di Rialto, 1765 โ€“ 1768
Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), The Feast of Ascension Day, around 1790

Images: The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

The Courtauld Lates is back! ๐ŸŽ‰Each last Friday of the month, we're opening our doors for after-hours art, cocktails, mus...
12/10/2023

The Courtauld Lates is back! ๐ŸŽ‰

Each last Friday of the month, we're opening our doors for after-hours art, cocktails, music and performances.

This month, experience our โญโญโญโญโญ exhibition Claudette Johnson: Presence and brand new displays La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice (opens 14 Oct) and Reworking Manet (opens 18 Oct), with DJ sets and a cocktail bar. What more could you want?

โฐ Fri 27 Oct, 18:30 - 22:30
๐ŸŽซ Over 18s only. ยฃ5-ยฃ13. Friends go free.
๐Ÿ”— Book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/the-courtauld-lates-claudette-johnson/

Opening soon - Reworking Manet, an exhibition of work by students from across the UK ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธโฐ 18 Oct 2023 - 18 Feb 2024Rework...
12/10/2023

Opening soon - Reworking Manet, an exhibition of work by students from across the UK ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

โฐ 18 Oct 2023 - 18 Feb 2024

Reworking Manet showcases and celebrates the creativity and imagination of young artists and art historians aged 14-18, responding to one of the masterpieces in The Courtauld's collection, A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre (1882).

Back in 2022, a live project brief was developed in collaboration with a group of young people alongside Turner Prize winning artist and Courtauld alumni Jeremy Deller, and opened to UK wide submissions in Spring 2023.

This outstanding display of works created by students from across the UK, demonstrates the breadth of contemporary creative responses to ร‰douard Manet's famous painting โœจ

Drop in this Autumn to explore their work, and get your own inspiration from Manet and many more!

๐Ÿ“ The Project Space, The Courtauld Gallery
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/exh-reworking-manet/

๐Ÿ“ท A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre 2023. Ellie, age 18.

The Churchill Arms (detail). Mariel, aged 17.

The Verneer. Elizabeth, age 18.

Corsage. Robin, age 17.

Reworking Manet Exhibition 2023 | The Courtauld. Image credit: Finn Arschavir and Tasmiya Tasmi

๐Ÿ“ท ร‰douard Manet (1832-1883), A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre, 1882, oil on canvas. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

11/10/2023

Get ahead this festive season with our 4 for 3 Christmas card offer. Enjoy artist led cards featuring treasures from The Collection as well as a new whimsical reimagining of Samuel Courtauldโ€™s living room, by interiors artist Bertille de Lestrade ๐ŸŽ„

Simply add 4 Courtauld Christmas cards or wallets to your basket and receive the least expensive for free automatically at checkout.

Available for a limited time only until 5 November.

Shop now: https://shop.courtauld.ac.uk/collections/4-for-3-offer

We are delighted to offer 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair ticket holders (held at Somerset House) 10% off standard ad...
11/10/2023

We are delighted to offer 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair ticket holders (held at Somerset House) 10% off standard adult tickets to Claudette Johnson: Presence at The Courtauld Gallery between 12 โ€“ 15 October 2023 ๐ŸŽจ

A founding member of the Black British Arts Movement, Claudette Johnson is considered one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation. For over 30 years she has created large-scale drawings of Black women and men that are at once intimate and powerful. This exhibition will be the first monographic show of Claudette Johnsonโ€™s work at a major public gallery in London.

Find out more: https://courtauld.ac.uk/news-blogs/2023/1-54-contemporary-african-art-fair-ticket-offer/

๐Ÿ“ท Fergus Carmichael
๐Ÿ“ท Jim Winslet London 2022

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at one of our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธAt The Courtauld, discover expert t...
11/10/2023

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at one of our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

At The Courtauld, discover expert teaching at a world-famous art collection in the cultural heart of London.

๐Ÿ“… Sunday 15 Oct
๐Ÿ“… Friday 27 Oct

Chat to our friendly staff, students and alumni, dive into teaching with a taster lecture, and explore both our campus and The Courtauld Gallery.

Find out more and book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/study/open-days-campus-tours/

๐Ÿ“ท Claudia Janke

Our   is Blue's Dance (2023) by Claudette Johnson - which is also one of the collector's edition covers of Harper's Baza...
10/10/2023

Our is Blue's Dance (2023) by Claudette Johnson - which is also one of the collector's edition covers of Harper's Bazaar The Art Issue, November 2023 ๐Ÿ’™

Blues Dance was made especially for our current exhibition Claudette Johnson: Presence, and reflects the significance of music within Claudette's practice.

The figure of a woman swaying to a beat is inspired by a photograph that Johnson came across. Blues Dance is imbued with her own memories of being part of the Blue Beat reggae dance scene in the 1980s, when dances were often held in people's homes ๐ŸŽถ

Her dress is painted, as Johnson remarks, 'to make the blues move in the work' - it conveys the feeling of a woman being at one with herself, moving to her own beat ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Keep an eye out at The Courtauld Shop to pick up your own copy!

โฐ Claudette Johnson: Presence is open until 14 Jan 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book now - courtauld.ac.uk/claudette-johnson

๐Ÿ“ท Claudette Johnson, Blues Dance, 2023, pastel, watercolour and gouache on paper, 183 x 122cm ยฉ Claudette Johnson. Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London Photo: Andy Keate

Opening soon - La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice ๐Ÿ›ถExplore the energy and creativity of Venice at a time whe...
09/10/2023

Opening soon - La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice ๐Ÿ›ถ

Explore the energy and creativity of Venice at a time when the city flourished as one of the great cultural capitals of Europe, through an outstanding group of around twenty Venetian drawings from The Courtauld's collection.

At the dawn of the 18th century, Venice was a magnet for visitors from across Europe, drawn by its architecture, history, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Many artists featured here, including Canaletto, Piazzetta and Giambattista Tiepolo, produced works for an international clientele who avidly collected images of the city, its inhabitants, and its colourful traditions.

Journey from Canaletto's visions of St Mark's Square and the Grand Canal, to Guardi's panoramic 'Feast of Ascension Day' recording the formal splendour and ceremony of the city - and much more in between.

โฐ 14 Oct 2023 - 11 Feb 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. Friends, students and under-18s go free.
Book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/la-serenissima-drawing-in-18th-century-venice

๐Ÿ“ท Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768), Piazza San Giacomo di Rialto, 1760-69, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Learn something new this Autumn - book now for our online evening course ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ: ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ...
09/10/2023

Learn something new this Autumn - book now for our online evening course ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ: ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต, 1500-1750 ๐ŸŒฑ

This course unravels the interwoven empirical, political and symbolic meanings conveyed by early modern images of nature. Why were lifelike depictions of nature so highly valued by patrons and collectors? And how did artists such as Dรผrer, Bruegel, Rubens and Rembrandt seek to convey to their audiences the impression that their works were truthful, reliable or made โ€˜from lifeโ€™?

โฐ 10 pre-recorded lectures with 5 live Zoom seminars in the evenings over 5 weeks from Thursday 12 Octto Thursday 9 Nov 2023, with an optional visit on Saturday 11 Nov 2023

Find out more and book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/short-courses-2023/evening-study-at-the-courtauld/from-life-representing-nature-in-northern-european-art-1500-1750/

Enjoying the October sunshine? Transport yourself back to Summer with one of Seuratโ€™s pointillist scenes โ˜€๏ธ Boat by the ...
08/10/2023

Enjoying the October sunshine? Transport yourself back to Summer with one of Seuratโ€™s pointillist scenes โ˜€๏ธ

Boat by the Riverbank (c.1883) is a small study, measuring just 24cm across, using his classic pointillist style to bring us the peace and quiet of a boat floating on a luscious riverbank.

Find it on display alongside other Impressionist masterpieces in the LVMH Great Room.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book now โ€“courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

๐ŸŽจ Georges Seurat, Boat by the Riverbank, c.1883, oil on panel. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

07/10/2023

Claudette Johnson: Presence is open now! โœจ

A founding member of the Black British Arts Movement, Claudette Johnson is considered one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation.

Explore a carefully selected group of major works from across her career, from key early drawings such as the arresting I Came to Dance, 1982, and And I Have My Own Business in This Skin, 1982, alongside recent and new works, in a compelling overview of Johnsonโ€™s pioneering career and artistic development.

โฐ Until 14 Jan 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book now โ€“ https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/claudette-johnson/

Paul Cรฉzanne โ€“ Lโ€™Etang des Soeurs, Osny (c.1875) ๐Ÿƒ Cรฉzanne painted this view of a footpath running along the banks of a ...
06/10/2023

Paul Cรฉzanne โ€“ Lโ€™Etang des Soeurs, Osny (c.1875) ๐Ÿƒ

Cรฉzanne painted this view of a footpath running along the banks of a pond while visiting his friend and fellow artist Camille Pissarro in the village of Osny, north of Paris.

The lively and textured surface effect are made by using a palette knife to apply dense layers of paint in broad swathes. See the vibrant clearing on the opposite bank? Cรฉzanneโ€™s use of vivid yellow-green tones at the centre, and the strong diagonal sweeps (a signature technique of the artist), draw our attention away from the shadowed foreground, across the water ๐ŸŽจ

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book your visit: courtauld.ac.uk/gallery
๐Ÿ”— Explore our entire collection in high-definition, zoomable images: gallerycollections.courtauld.ac.uk

Paul Cรฉzanne, Lโ€™Etang des Soeurs, Osny, c.1875, oil on canvas. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) ยฉ The Courtauld

06/10/2023

It's your final weekend to see Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection ๐Ÿ”

โฐ Closing Sunday 8 Oct

Explore drawings, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts that are not what they seem. Presenting remarkable forgeries from The Courtauld's collection - including forgeries of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Sandro Botticelli - discover the stories behind their making and the discovery of their deception.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry. Friends, students and under 18s go free. Book now, or watch a curator-led virtual tour - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/art-and-artifice-fakes-from-the-collection

Yesterday afternoon, a tragic event occurred at The Courtauld Gallery premises that led to a fatality. The police are no...
04/10/2023

Yesterday afternoon, a tragic event occurred at The Courtauld Gallery premises that led to a fatality. The police are not treating the event as suspicious. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.

In light of the incident, the Gallery will be closed today and tomorrow, and will reopen to the public on Friday 6 October. To rebook your tickets free of charge, or to request a refund, please email [email protected].

This eveningโ€™s Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld event is also cancelled. If you have paid for a ticket, you will receive an automatic refund in full.

03/10/2023

Due to an incident at The Courtauld Gallery, we will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 4 October. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Pierre Bonnard was born   in 1867 ๐Ÿ’Bonnard often used his work to experiment with colour and harmonies. This view from P...
03/10/2023

Pierre Bonnard was born in 1867 ๐Ÿ’

Bonnard often used his work to experiment with colour and harmonies. This view from Pont Royal in Paris looks towards Pont du Carrousel, one of the earliest cast iron bridges in Paris and a modern innovation when it was unveiled in 1834. The towers and spire of Notre-Dame are also visible in the distance.

Pierre Bonnard had painted this same view almost twenty years earlier, but its treatment here is unconventional. The road in the foreground has been reduced to bands of yellow and pink, and the sky a rich mauve ๐Ÿ‡

The decorative, flat use of colour also suggests Bonnard's admiration for Japanese prints, common with other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, including Vincent van Gogh.

๐Ÿ”— Explore all the works and zoom into high definition images on our new collections online platform - https://gallerycollections.courtauld.ac.uk/home

๐Ÿ“ท Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), La Seine ร  Paris, Pont du Carrousel, 1922. Private Collection. On long-term loan to The Courtauld Gallery, London. ยฉ The Courtauld

Kick off   in style, at the Morgan Stanley Lates with Somerset House and The Courtauld๐ŸงตJoin us this Weds 4 Oct to take p...
02/10/2023

Kick off in style, at the Morgan Stanley Lates with Somerset House and The Courtauld๐Ÿงต

Join us this Weds 4 Oct to take part in a drop-in fashion illustration masterclass with British-Nigerian fashion artist Yร‰GA, whose client list mirrors the diverse international following her work has garnered, and explore two exhibitions exploring Black British art and fashion, and unwind with live DJs, food and bars โœจ

The LVMH Great Room on the third floor will be transformed for the evening into an immersive masterclass, connecting our new exhibition Claudette Johnson: Presence with historic and contemporary textiles and fashion. All materials provided.

But that's not all! You can also enjoy:

โœจ Explore The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: THE MISSING THREAD at Somerset House telling the untold stories of Black British fashion
๐ŸŽจ Curator tours of our latest exhibition Claudette Johnson: Presence, a carefully selected group of major works from a founding member of the Black British Arts Movement
๐ŸŒฎ Pop-up food and bars
๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ And much more!

โฐ Wed 4 Oct, 18:00 - 22:00
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Free for under 25s and ยฃ5 exhibition entry for others. Booking required - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/morgan-stanley-lates-at-somerset-house-with-the-courtauld-6/

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธAt The Courtauld, discover expert teaching...
01/10/2023

Interested in studying History of Art? Join us at our upcoming BA Open Days ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

At The Courtauld, discover expert teaching at a world-famous art collection in the cultural heart of London.

๐Ÿ“… Sunday 15 Oct
๐Ÿ“… Friday 27 Oct

Chat to our friendly staff, students and alumni, dive into teaching with a taster lecture, and explore both our campus and The Courtauld Gallery.

Find out more and book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/study/open-days-campus-tours/

NOW OPEN - Claudette Johnson: Presence "Spellbinding" - โญโญโญโญโญ Evening Standard"A pioneer of Black British Art" โญโญโญโญ The ...
29/09/2023

NOW OPEN - Claudette Johnson: Presence

"Spellbinding" - โญโญโญโญโญ Evening Standard
"A pioneer of Black British Art" โญโญโญโญ The Guardian

A founding member of the Black British Arts Movement, Claudette Johnson is considered one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation. For over 30 years she has created large-scale drawings of Black women and men that are at once intimate and powerful.

Explore a carefully selected group of major works from across her career, from key early drawings to recent and new works.

This exhibition is the first monographic show of Johnsonโ€™s work at a major public gallery in London, and is rooted in the ongoing research, teaching, and activities in the field of Black and Diasporic Art by Dorothy Price, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History at The Courtauld.

โฐ 29 Sept 2023 - 14 Jan 2024
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Book now - https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/claudette-johnson/

Supported by The Garcia Family Foundation. With additional support from Lubaina Himid, Jerwood Foundation and Tavolozza Foundation.

๐Ÿ“ท ยฉ Fergus Carmichael

This beautiful seascape is by British artist John Constable. Or... is it? ๐Ÿค”It appeared in the sale of Isabel Constable's...
28/09/2023

This beautiful seascape is by British artist John Constable. Or... is it? ๐Ÿค”

It appeared in the sale of Isabel Constable's property as a genuine work by her father, however technical analysis of the paper has now revealed that it dates from the 1840s, at least three years after Constable's death.

It seems most likely to have been made by one of Constable's sons; later documents reveal that Constable's heirs were put under pressure by dealers to certify works in their possession were by their father, even when false.

It's your final chance to explore our display Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection, showcasing remarkable forgeries from The Courtauld's collection and telling the stories behind their making and the discovery of their deception ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

โฐ Until 8 October
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Included with Gallery Entry - Friends, students, and under-18s go free. Book now https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/art-and-artifice-fakes-from-the-collection/

Possibly Lionel Constable (1828-1887), Forgery in the manner of John Constable (1776-1837), Seascape, after 1840, watercolour. The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

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Discover our world-famous collection of paintings, drawings and decorative arts. Ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, the collection is displayed in the elegant surroundings of Somerset House. The Courtauld is best known for its outstanding Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including celebrated works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin as well as a major group of paintings by Cรฉzanne. Visitors can enjoy iconic masterpieces such as Manet's 'A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre' and Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.'

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Went to the Paul Cezanne exhibition Tatemodern yesterday with -paultooth - pictured here underneath a sound and vision installation in the Turbine Hall.

Personally I have always preferred Cezanneโ€™s still lives and landscapes to his portraits and figures - and his landscapes were often among my studentsโ€˜ favourites to interoret when I taught landscapes among the beautiful impressionist collection at The Courtauld

That said, I like this self portrait of Cezanne at 35 years old, although to our eyes now he looks older. A self portrait allows we artists to project our image into the world - as well as providing us with a free model!

And his portrait of Madame Cezanne and her beautifully rendered dress is stunning.

New to me was Cezanneโ€™s painting of โ€˜The Murderโ€™. Itโ€™s a brutal scene that apparently reflects the late 19th century fascination with acts of violence which newspapers helped to fuel. The curator notes he may have been responding to his friend ร‰mile Zola 1868 novel โ€˜Therese Raquinโ€™.

His friend and mentor Camille Pissarro helped evolve his painting from dark impasto as in one of the still lives here to work using a lighter, more colourful palette.

Cezanne was at his best painting the objects and places he knew like lโ€™Estaque and Mont Sainte Victoire as he could concentrate on his technique. In his later still lives he used colour rather than light to activate firm on a 2D surface.


Celebrating Manet's birthday with one of his most famous paintings and the hedonism of La Belle ร‰poque ๐Ÿฅ‚https://artuk.org/discover/stories/hedonism-absinthe-and-parisian-decadence-la-belle-poque

'A Bar at the Folies-Bergรจre' by ร‰douard Manet (1832โ€“1883) ๐Ÿ“ธ The Courtauld
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๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŒ๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š‹๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐šœ๐šž๐šœ๐š™๐š’๐šŒ๐š’๐š˜๐šž๐šœ ๐šŸ๐š’๐š˜๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐™ฟ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š™๐šข๐š›๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š’๐š—๐š๐š›๐š’๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š–๐šŽ๐š—๐š.
๐™ต๐š˜๐š› ๐šœ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šœ๐š˜๐š—๐šœ, ๐š…๐šŽ๐š›๐š’๐š๐šข ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŒ๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š ๐š‹๐šข ๐šŒ๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐š” ๐š•๐š’๐š—๐š” ๐š‹๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐š  :

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๐™ธ๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š’๐š›๐š–, ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šœ๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š– ๐š ๐š’๐š•๐š• ๐šŠ๐šž๐š๐š˜๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š•๐š•๐šข ๐š‹๐š•๐š˜๐šŒ๐š” ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐™ต๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š‹๐š˜๐š˜๐š” ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŒ๐š˜๐šž๐š—๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š ๐š˜๐š—'๐š ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š’๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐šŠ๐š’๐š—.
๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š—๐š” ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š•๐š™๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š’๐š–๐š™๐š›๐š˜๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐šœ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŸ๐š’๐šŒ๐šŽ.
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Today's theme for with Art UK is and our pick is "Young Woman Powdering" by ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจGeorges Seurat ๐Ÿ“The Courtauld

For Cezanne's birthday today, we wanted to share this piece which was created in his signature style. Georges Seurat was a pointillist, using tiny dots of paint to build up an image. It was recently discovered that this painting of Seuratโ€™s mistress Madeleine Knobloch originally included a self-portrait of the artist โ€“ he concealed it with the flowers in the top-left corner.

The first exhibition of Impressionists included work by only one woman: Berthe Morisot. She was a central figure of the Impressionist group, and her work was in seven of the eight exhibitions the group organised. The one exhibition she missed was due to illness following the birth of her only child, Julie.

Find out more about Morisot, who was born in 1841: https://artuk.org/discover/stories/four-women-impressionists

๐Ÿ“ธ (1) The Courtauld (2) Tate (3) National Gallery
We have arrived at the The Courtauld institute of Art for our launch event at university The Brilliant Club
Our scholars programme pupils are on their way to the Courtauld institute of art in London for the launch event of the programme The Courtauld. The Brilliant Club.
In the Ceramics workshop last term, MA Conservation Studies student Elizabeth spent time cleaning and unearthing the beautiful pearly finish on this ceramic dish from The Courtauld.

ยฉ The Courtauld
Gift of the Roger Fry Trustees, 1935

๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ: via Instagram
Helen Saunders lived an independent and bohemian life as a pioneering artist, writer and feminist. โšก Find out more about the Vorticist artist, whose work is on view at The Courtauld until 29th January โžก๏ธ https://artuk.org/discover/stories/helen-saunders-forging-her-own-path

ยฉ the artist's estate ๐Ÿ“ธ The Courtauld
โœจJoin us for our first event of the year

๐ŸŽFood and the Senses with Holly Shaffer Brown University and Sussan Babaie The Courtauld

โฐ11 January 2023, 5:00 โ€“ 7:00 pm

๐Ÿ“Paul Mellon Centre (sold out) and Online (tickets still available)

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธBook tickets now: https://paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/forthcoming/food-and-the-senses
Last chance to see!

Our review of the Courtauld Gallery (The Courtauld) exhibition โ€˜Fuseli and the Modern Woman: Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishismโ€™ is now up on the website!

https://www.thelondonartreview.com/2023/01/FuseliAndtheModernWoman.html

Editor, Francesca Vine explores Henry Fuseliโ€™s relationship with his wife and model Sophia, his subversion of the tropes of โ€˜wifeโ€™ and โ€˜courtesanโ€™ and how the lasting impact of his work can be found in much later styles.

โ€˜This one-of-a-kind exhibition is a thought-provoking and nuanced insight into the private life of a complicated but brilliant character and an excellent draughtsman.โ€™

On at the Courtauld Gallery until Sunday 8 January.


Our losers of 2022 were the guys at Londonโ€™s Courtauld Gallery who sold offensive goods at their gift shop for a Van Gogh exhibition which was seen by some visitors as sensationalising his mental health struggles bit.ly/3G95jaj The Courtauld
Start the New Year with fresh art on your walls!

Enjoy a 25% discount on our framed wall art for a limited time. Whether your style is classic, abstract or contemporary, find the perfect print for just ยฃ30 โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธ https://artuk.org/shop/ranges/winter-sale.html

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Framed Edgar Degas print ๐Ÿ“ธ The Courtauld
Why do we test airflow in panels?

Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) acts like a vacuum, sucking up air from the protected area. Using diagnostic software, VESDA panels test the quality of this air and whether smoke is detected ๐Ÿ’จ

Testing airflow is key because when it drops, is not as effective and the pipes need to be cleaned.

๐Ÿ“ธ Honeywell GENT panels at The Courtauld

in 1888, Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh cut off part of his left ear. Earlier this year, Alastair Smart gave a perfect โญโญโญโญโญ to : Self Portraits at The Courtauld