GOYA: SATURDAY STUDY DAY
Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album – In Context
2 May 2015 10.30 – 16.30
Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art
The Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition reassembles all the known sheets from one of Goya’s eight celebrated albums of ‘private’ drawings. These albums, each distinct in subject-matter, style and technique, were created relatively late in Goya’s life, after he had survived a near-fatal illness that left him profoundly deaf from his early fifties, but still drawing at the age of eighty-two. They have been described as journals that record, in virtuoso manner, Goya’s innermost reflections on the world around him and on human nature.
The exhibition curators, distinguished Goya-scholar Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Stephanie Buck, The Courtauld’s Curator of Drawings, and colleagues will shed light on this feat of international research and reconstruction, on the place of the album in Goya’s oeuvre, and on the themes of witchcraft and old age in art more widely.
Speakers are exhibition curators Dr Juliet Wilson-Bareau (independent scholar and curator) and Dr Stephanie Buck (Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings, The Courtauld Gallery); Kate Edmondson (Conservator of Works on Paper, The Courtauld Gallery); Peter Bower (forensic paper historian and paper analyst); and Professor Deanna Petherbridge and Gail Turner (independent scholars).
10.30 –11.00 Registration and Coffee
11.00 – 11.05 Dr Anne Puetz (The Courtauld Institute of Art):
Introduction to the Study Day
11.05 – 11.50 Gail Turner: Goya – art and life
11.50 – 12.35 Dr Stephanie Buck, Kate Edmondson and Peter Bower: ‘Album D’: A journey of discoveries
12.35 – 13.00 Q&A
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.00 Professor Deanna Petherbridge: Malevolent or ridiculous old age: sources of Goya’s imageryower:
15.00 – 15.45 Dr Juliet Wilson-Bareau: Goya’s album drawings: a private/public world
15.45 – 16.00 Q&A
16.00 – 16.30 Tea Close of the official programme – The exhibition can be visited until 18.00
Advance booking is necessary
£45 (concessions £40)
Includes free admission to the exhibition, with morning and afternoon tea and coffee
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