Portrait of the Artist As...

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

Event location:
Somerset House, Strand
When:Event passed!
It was on
Tue 26th Jun 2012 to
Sun 22nd Jul 2012

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Where:The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00, last admission 17:30
Admission:Included in admission to permanent collection.
Adult: £6.00, concessions: £4.50
Free admission: Mondays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, except public holidays.
Free admission for under 18s
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About the event

The exhibition Portrait of the Artist As… looks at the ways in which artists have portrayed themselves, their peers, and their predecessors over four centuries. Curated by the students of The Courtauld’s MA Programme Curating the Art Museum, it draws on the holdings of two major collections, The Courtauld Gallery and The Arts Council Collection, and includes thirty works in various media from the 18th century to the present day. It examines the ways in which artists see themselves and wish to be seen, and explores the myth of the artist as genius, hero, outsider or tormented soul. The exhibition is inspired by a unique pairing of two powerful masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh and Francis Bacon, shown together here for the first time. Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, is one of the most recognisable paintings in the world, and a highlight of The Courtauld’s collection. This iconic work will hang alongside Bacon’s Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh VI, 1957, one of the most prized works in the Arts Council Collection. Together, these two extraordinary paintings engage in a dialogue, raising issues of influence, inspiration, replication and change that echo throughout the exhibition.

Official Link: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk

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