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Mondrian||Nicholson: In Parallel

This book accompanies an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, London, that will be the first to offer a comprehensive account of the parallel artistic paths charted by Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930's. It will bring together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aestethic and spiritual power. More

Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery OUT OF PRINT

OUT OF PRINT: This beautiful and scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, organized by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, and Stephanie Buck, Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery. The drawings represent a survey of the extraordinary of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German, Spanish, British and French artists active between the late Middle Ages and the early twentieth century. More

Peter Lely: A Lyrical Vision

Sir Peter Lely (1618–1680) was Charles II’s Principal Painter and the outstanding artistic figure of Restoration England. When Lely arrived in England in the early 1640s his ambition was to be a painter of narrative scenes and not to work as a portraitist. However, the ‘subject pictures’ did not find favour with many English patrons and he produced less than thirty. As Lely’s friend Richard Lovelace explained, all they wanted was ‘their own dull counterfeits’ or portraits of their mistresses. More

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

1901 was a momentous and turbulent year for the nineteen-year-old Picasso. He spent the first part of it in Madrid but his sights were firmly set upon becoming a great painter in Paris, the capital of the arts. This fully illustrated catalogue, with essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field of Picasso, tells the remarkable story of Pablo Picasso's breakthrough year – 1901 – as an artist. It brings together an extraordinary group of paintings to explore his rapid artistic development during this single year which launched his career and reputation in Paris. More

Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the '20s

The Courtauld Gallery holds the most important collection of works in the UK by the Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin. Assembled by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s, it includes major paintings and works on paper as well as one of only two marble sculptures ever created by the artist. Accomanying the first in a series of special summer displays, Collecting Gauguin presents the complete collection and offers an opportunity to consider the contribution of Samuel Courtauld in developing the artist’s reputation in this country. More

The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure

Accompanying an exhibition that examines the figure drawings of the young Albrecht Dürer, this catalogue focuses on his formative years from around 1490, when he completed his artistic training, to 1496, when he established himself permanently as a master in Nuremberg in southern Germany. This period included the so-called Wanderjahre or 'journeyman years', during which the artist travelled widely and was exposed to a range of new experiences. His drawings demonstrate the significance of these early influences in shaping his ambitious artistic personality. More

Medieval and Later Ivories in The Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue

In 1966 Mark Gambier-Parry bequeathed to the Courtauld the art collection formed by his grandfather Thomas Gambier Parry (who died in 1888). In addition to important paintings, Renaissance glass and ceramics and Islamic metalwork, this included twenty-eight ivories. Since 1967 about half of the ivories have been on permanent display at The Courtauld, yet they have remained largely unknown, even to experts. This catalogue is the first publication dedicated solely to the collection. There are examples of the highest quality of ivory carving, both secular and religious in content, and a number of the objects are of outstanding interest. More

Antiquity Unleashed: Aby Warburg, Dürer and Mantegna

An examination of masterpieces by Dürer and Mantegna to shed light on the idea of the 'pathos formula', one of the most important concepts of one of the most influential art historians and cultural theorists of the 20th century, the Hamburg banker’s son Aby Warburg (1866–1929). More

Richard Serra: Drawings for the Courtauld

Celebrated for his unprecedented monumental steel sculptures and for his radical approach to drawing, Richard Serra is one of the most important and revered artists working today. This accompanies the first museum exhibition of Serra’s most recent drawings, which mark an exciting new departure for the artist. Made using thick black pigment applied to both sides of a clear plastic sheet, these drawings, which he calls ‘transparencies’, are extraordinary objects that challenge preconceptions of what constitutes a drawing. More

Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq

Accompanying a major scholarly exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, this book explores one of the most beautiful and enigmatic objects in The Courtauld’s collection: a brass container richly inlaid with gold and silver, imitating a lady’s textile or leather bag, and probably made in Mosul in northern Iraq around 1300. More

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