Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery
Stephanie Buck, Colin B. Bailey et al
This beautiful and scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, curated by Stephanie Buck, Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery, and Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. The drawings provide a survey of the extraordinary draughtsmanship of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, German, Spanish, British and French artists active between the late Middle Ages and the early 20th century. The catalogue features works executed in a range of styles and for a variety of purposes, including preliminary sketches, practice studies, aide-mémoires, designs for other artworks, as well as drawings that were intended as independent works of art in their own right.
Among the artists represented in the publication are Andrea Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Peter Paul Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Théodore Géricault, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The catalogue is introduced with an essay by Stephanie Buck. Detailed individual entries provide fresh perspectives on some of The Courtauld’s most important works and illustrate the rich diversity of approaches to the study of drawings. The authors include: Denise Allen, Colin B. Bailey, Caroline Campbell, Susan Grace Galassi, Julian Brooks, Christopher White, Chris Fischer, Margret Stuffmann and David Solkin.
The exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Courtauld Gallery, at The Courtauld Gallery, London, is on view from 14 June to 9 September 2012, and then at The Frick Collection, New York, from 2 October 2012 to 27 January 2013.