Artists at Work - the exhibition catalogue from The Courtauld available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Artists at Work

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This exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the Courtauld looks at how artists capture their own creative practice and that of others. 

Drawn principally from a very fine specialist private collection, the book spans artworks from the 16th to the 20th centuries by artists including Hubert Robert, Egon Schiele and George Grosz.

Depictions of the artist in the studio are expressions of creative concentration and introspection and, like self-portraits, offer a chance to reflect on artistic practice and identity. The care consistently taken in recording the studio apparatus of easels and palettes, or assistants grinding pigments, indicates their significance for practitioners. Yet, the studio, as well as being the everyday workshop of dirty brushes and sculptural debris, is also the realm of allegory and myth where artists create or dream.

  • Authors: Deanna Petherbridge and Anita Sganzerla
  • Paperback: 84 pages | 35 colour illustrations
  • Date published: May 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911300441
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 21.0 cm