The Spanish Line at The Courtauld Gallery

Yesterday, January 15, was the final day for the exhibition The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso at the Courtauld Gallery.  

The Spanish Line displayed approximately 100 works by artists covering the 16th to the 20th century. The Courtauld Gallery described it as ” the first substantial exhibition on the tradition of Spanish draughtsmanship.”

The exhibit has received positive reviews. Timeout.com says,

“The actual drawings are frequently engrossing. Pieces are arranged roughly chronologically – although it actually makes more sense to think of them in terms of their function, the vast majority not being ‘finished’ works in any sense.”

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Pigs, c.1906. © The Courtauld Gallery, London

From Painter’s Table,

“This exhibition allows the wonderful Prints and Drawings department to unleash some of its magic and display a mere fraction of their 3,000 strong collection.”

If you missed out on the exhibit or want to learn more, Paul Holberton Publishing has released their accompanying book entitled Spanish Drawings in The Courtauld Gallery: Complete Catalogue that features 500 illustrations from the exhibition.

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