It’s Almost Time! Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

 

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After a busy week of installation, our major exhibition Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album is almost ready to open.

 

Our exhibition space has been transformed, offering visitors a glimpse into the private world of Goya’s boundless imagination, expressed through visions and nightmares superstitions and problems of old age.

 

Our conservation and curatorial teams have been working with museums and galleries across the globe and as a result we have reunited the wildly scattered pages of Goya’s Witches and Old Women Album. This is the first time this album has been reconstructed in its original sequence and we can’t wait to show you the results.

Find out more about the exhibition here  and avoid the queues by booking your ticket online

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The exhibition coming together

 

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Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album opens 25 March 2015

The Courtauld Gallery , Somerset House

 

Video: On Rubens' 'Helena Fourment'

Have you seen our poster girl Helena Fourment?

It’s such a stunning portrait that we had to use it on all the posters and marketing material for the Master Drawings exhibition.

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Rubens presents his young wife, Helena Fourment, whom he married in 1630 after having been a widower for four years, and not yet ‘inclined to live the abstinent life of the celibate’.

In this new video, exhibition curator Dr Stephanie Buck reveals more about this fascinating image:

 

You can see more videos from The Courtauld on our YouTube channel.