New Films Show Drawings in Detail

Photo of Artful Line exhibition

Recently four drawings from The Courtauld’s collection returned from the Artful Line exhibition in Preston. Over the past nine months these beautiful works have been a hit with staff and visitors at The Harris, so we have created four new films that look at each work in detail to allow people to continue to appreciate them online.

The films were produced and narrated by The Courtauld’s Print Room Assistants, postgraduate students who help people to access and learn more about the collection, and Dr Rachel Sloan, Assistant Curator of Works on Paper. Each film focuses on the technical details of each drawing, providing the opportunity to see the works close-up, as well as providing some interesting information about the artist and subject.

You can view the films on YouTube using the links below, and more detail about the works and The Artful Line can be found on The Harris’ website.

Portrait of a Girl 
William Henry Hunt, C.1830.
Hunt, Portrait of a Girl
Voiceover: Jasmine Clark
Images © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld, London

 
Vorticist Composition 
Helen Saunders, c.1915
Saunders, Vorticist Composition
Voiceover: Charlotte Wytema
Images ©The Estate of Helen Saunders and The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld, London

 
Study for an Oxford Street Building Site
Frank Auerbach, C.1958.
Auerbach, Study of Oxford Street
Voiceover: Saskia Rubin
Images © Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York and London and The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld, London

Elizabeth Siddal Seated at an Easel
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, C.1854.
Drawing of Elizabeth Siddal
Voiceover: Rachel Sloan
Images © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld, London

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