Video- Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat

Bridget Riley’s early breakthrough encounter with Georges Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie, a highlight of The Courtauld’s collection profoundly shaped her artistic development. This exhibition brings together the copy that Riley made of Bridge at Courbevoie in 1959 with Seurat’s original painting to consider this remarkable moment of artistic connection and inspiration.

Dr Karen Serres introduces us to the exhibition Bridget Riley:  Learning from Seurat and the work of Bridget Riley, one of the leading artists of her generation, in our latest video.


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Bridget Riley:  Learning from Seurat will be on display until  17 January 2015

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The Courtauld: First for Impressionists

This summer, you might have spotted our First for Impressionists campaign if you’ve been travelling by tube..

First for Impressionists tube campaign

Or train…

First for Impressionists train campaign

Or maybe you’ve spotted our beautiful new banner and shop windows outside Somerset House…

The Courtauld Gallery Shop - Strand entrance

We also now also have a lovely new video featuring our Curator of Paintings Dr Karen Serres as she discusses our world famous collection of Impressionist paintings – starring Monet, Degas, Gauguin and Van Gogh amongst many others.


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.

Master Drawings poster

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.