Located just off the Strand in the north wing of Somerset House, the Courtauld has one of Britain's greatest collections of paintings, and contains many works of world importance. Although there are some outstanding works from earlier periods, the collection's strongest suit is its holdings of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. There are some popular masterpieces: Manet's astonishing 'A Bar at the Folies-Bergère' is undoubtedly the star, alongside superb Monets and Cézannes, important Gauguins and some excellent Van Goghs and Seurats. On the top floor, you get to the twentieth century with a selection of gorgeous fauvist works, a lovely room of Kandinskys and plenty more besides. Hidden away downstairs in the Courtauld there's a sweet little gallery café with a courtyard.
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|Price:||£7; £6 concs; Free to Friends of The Courtauld, under-18s, full-time UK students, unwaged, and with National Art Pass; temporary exhibitions £8.50|
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Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album
Superstition, madness, monstrous cruelty… but enough of the news. Let’s see what was going on 200 years ago in Spain, when Francisco de Goya began work on the extraordinary ink drawings in his ‘Album D’. Oh, it was pretty much the same. That’s the incredible...Until Mon May 25th 2015Read moreSomerset House London London WC2R 0RN
The Courtauld’s new Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery launches with a display of drawings not seen for over twenty years. Designed by Stirling Prize winners Witherford Watson Mann Architects, the new space dedicated to drawing will showcase a...Drawing and illustration Until Sun March 29th 2015Read moreSomerset House London London WC2R 0RN
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What a pleasant surprise, to walk into such a collection as is now at the Courtauld, and find the art experience we were looking for in London without being overwhelmed or asked not to photograph. The presentations were excellent, almost a history of art through the ages, and the representative artists, especially the master impressionists and the Jane Avril collection, was so unexpected. We also were treated to "free Monday", and were not required to pay any fee whatsoever to enjoy this amazing gallery. Well done, Courtauld!