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A note on Artists at Work at the Courtauld Gallery

The exhibition Artists at Work at the Courtauld Gallery featuring some of the drawings from my collection selected by the artist Deanna Petherbridge now has only another couple of weeks to run before it closes on July 15th. I am very happy that this small show has had a steady flow of visitors and a number of favourable reviews. It proves that the space dedicated to the display of drawings at the Courtauld is by now well established and helps to keep works on paper visible.  

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Foundation

Founded in 2001 by Katrin Bellinger, the Tavolozza Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation based in Munich. Named Tavolozza, the Italian word for artist’s palette, the Foundation offers a range of support to museums, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions. This includes providing funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and study days.

The Foundation is particularly interested in keeping the art of drawing visible and furthering research into the theme of the artist at work and promoting it internationally through educational initiatives. Works encompassing that subject form the core of the Katrin Bellinger collection, which is administered by the Foundation (see under Collection).

For information on applying for grants, please e-mail
info@tavolozzafoundation.com

Apply for Support

The Foundation offers a range of support to museums, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions. This includes providing funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and study days. The Foundation is particularly interested in furthering research into the theme of the artist at work and promoting it internationally through educational initiatives. For more information or to apply for support please email.
info@tavolozzafoundation.com

Past exhibitions

Idea and Inventio: Italian drawings of the 15th and 16th Centuries

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 24 March — 18 June 2017 Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva 29 September 2017 — 7 January 2018

Hardly any period brought to the fore as many epochal artists in Italy as the 15th and 16th centuries. The broad spectrum of artists shown in this exhibition ranges from Perugino and Raffael, to Michelangelo, Veronese and Barocci through to Vasari.

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

National Portrait Gallery, London 13 July — 22 October 2017

The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Raphael: The Drawings

The Ashmolean, Oxford 1 June — 3 September 2017

The Ashmolean’s captivating summer show brings together 120 stunning works from international collections spanning the brief but brilliant career of this Renaissance genius.

Not Vital

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield 21 May 2016 — 2 January 2017

This is the Swiss sculptor’s first major exhibition in the UK.

See: YSP/Not-Vital

Franz Ludwig Catel: Italienbilder der Romantik

Hamburger Kunsthalle 16 October 2015 — 31 January 2016

Further information www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/

Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 25 June — 26 September 2015 Teylers Museum, Haarlem 11 March — 31 May 2015

Further information www.soane.org

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Musée Bourdelle, Paris 31 March — 12 July 2015 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 4 October 2014 — 25 January 2015

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

The Courtauld Gallery, London 26 February — 25 May 2015

A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection

Leighton House Museum, London 14 November 2014 — 6 April 2015

Making Colour

National Gallery, London 18 June — 7 September 2014

Fragonard, Poesie und Leidenschaft

Kunsthalle Karlsruhe 30 November 2013 — 23 February 2014

The Beauty of the Line: Stefano della Bella as a Draughtsman

Kunsthalle Hamburg 25 October 2013 — 26 January 2014

The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure

The Courtauld Gallery, London 17 October 2013 — 12 January 2014

Master Drawings

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 25 May — 18 August 2013

Johann Christian Reinhart, Ein deutscher Landschaftsmaler in Rom

Kunsthalle Hamburg 26 October 2012 — 27 January 2013

Special Projects

The Artist's Studio Museums of Europe

The Foundation supported the initiative to create the first-ever international network of museums based on artists’ former studios or homes: www.artiststudiomuseum.org. Launched in 2016 the network, concentrating on museums in Europe, provides resources and exciting collaborative opportunities intended to inspire future exhibitions and publications. The Tavolozza continues to support the project, overseen by Dr. Nicholas Tromans, Brice Curator, and Kirsten Tambling at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, and its continued growth as studio museums are added regularly to the website.

William Shipley Group for RSA History

The Tavolozza supported the William Shipley Group for RSA History Symposium, held at the Royal Academy on Friday, 27 March 2015, ‘Drawing: A Pre-eminent Skill’. William Shipley (1715-1803) was a drawing master and founder of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1754. One of the first aims of the Society was to encourage drawing ability in young boys and girls, in the hope that good design would reinvigorate the British school of painting as well as induce the production of increasingly competitive British manufactured goods. To mark the tercentenary of Shipley’s birth in 2015 and to honour Shipley’s biographer and historian of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Dr David G.C. Allan, the William Shipley Group for RSA History held a one-day symposium. The event considered the story of drawing schools from their inception up to the foundation of the Royal Academy, with a focus on the work of Shipley’s own school. It also explored the work of a regional academy. See the Press page for Dr Susanna Avery-Quash’s report on the symposium for the William Shipley Group newsletter.

International Colloquium on Artists' Studio Museums, Watts Gallery

A particular passion of the Tavolozza is the representation of the artist at work, particularly in the atelier with its original trappings. To this end, the Foundation supports initiatives that explore the subject such as the International Colloquium on Artists’ Studio Museums held at the Watts Gallery, the last remaining artist studio and house of the 19th century retaining its original collection, in Surrey on 15 November 2013.

The aim of the colloquium was to establish an international network of Artists’ Studio Museums. Pioneered by the Watts Gallery in collaboration with Giles Waterfield, Senior Research Fellow, the event explored opportunities for some of the most important Artists’ Studio Museums to promote international co-operation between museums devoted to the preservation of artists’ studios.  Speakers included directors and curators from a range of institutions including the Rubenshuis, Antwerp; the Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham; Francis Bacon’s Studio, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane; the Max Liebermann Villa, Berlin; the Polenovo Museum, Russia; the Musée Bourdelle, Paris; and the Gallen-Kallela Museum, Helsinki.

A resounding success, the colloquium resulted in establishing a framework to launch the first ever international network of artist’s studio museums.

See www. artiststudiomuseum.org

Museums and Galleries

The Tavolozza Foundation supports public art collections across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America including the following:

UK

The Fitzwilliam Museum  Cambridge (supported the acquisition of the Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme)
Art UK (website)  London
Sir John Soane’s Museum  London (Trustee; Supporter, ‘Adopt-a-Model’ initiative)
The National Gallery  London (Trustee & The George Beaumont Circle)
The British Museum  London (The Ottley Group & The Vollard Group)
Victoria and Albert Museum  London
The Wallace Collection  London
Leighton House  London
Royal Academy of Art  London
The Courtauld Gallery  London
The Ashmolean Museum  Oxford (The Elias Ashmole Society)
The Watts Gallery  Guildford, Surrey
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  West Bretton, Wakefield (Supporter Circle)

Europe & USA

The Rembrandthuis  Amsterdam
The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen  Dresden
The Kunsthalle  Hamburg
The Kunsthalle  Karlsruhe
The Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlung  Munich
The J. Paul Getty Museum  Los Angeles (The Disegno Group)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York (Visiting Committee, Department of Drawings and Prints)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York (Visiting Committee for Paper Conservation)

Cultural and Educational Institutions

The Foundation also provides funding to a variety of organisations that promote the liberal arts and education.

The Royal Drawings School  London (Patron)
The Royal Opera House  London (Maestro's Circle)
IntoUniversity  London
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte  Munich
Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen  Munich
Master Drawings Association  New York
L’Association Mariette  Paris
The Hazara Charitable Trust  Romford
Scholarship, MA in the in Art Market and the History of Collecting, The University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor  Buckingham and London
Scholarship, History of Art and Film Department, University of Leicester  Leicester
The University of Reading  Reading

Publications

Dr. Thea Vignau-Wilberg, Catalogue Raisonné of Joris Hoefnagel & his son Jacob, (in preparation)

Sonja Brink and Beat Wismer (eds.), Idea Et Inventio: Italienische Zeichnungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf im Museum Kunstpalast, Band1, Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, 2017

Michael Plomp, Martin Sonnabend and Christoph Vogtherr (eds.), Watteau, Thoth, Uitgeverij, 2017

Building Identity: Chaim Gross and Artist’s Homes and Studios in New York City, 1953-74, The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, 2017

Lucia Tantardini, Aurelio Luini: The Complete Paintings and Drawings, Ugo Bozzi Editore, Rome (in preparation)

Yuri Primarosa, Ottavio Leoni (1587-1630), eccellente miniator di ritratti. Catalogo ragionato dell’opera grafica e pittorica, Ugo Bozzi Editore, Rome (in preparation)

Nicole Hegener (ed.), Nackte Gestalten: Die Wiederkehr des antiken Akts in der Renaissanceplastik/Naked Revival: The Return of the Ancient Nude in Renaissance Sculpture, proceedings of international conference, The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 7-9 April 2016 (forthcoming, expected Autumn 2017)

Special issue of Upstate Diary dedicated to Alexander Calder, 2, 2016

Sibylle Appuhn-Radtke, Josef H. Biller, Dagmar Dietrich and Maria-Luise Hopp-Gantner (eds), Johann Andreas Wolff (1652–1716) – Hofmaler und Kunstintendant, Munich, 2016

Kurt Zeitler (ed.), Linien – Musik des Sichtbaren: Festschrift für Michael Semff, Berlin, 2015

Notes in Honor of William W. Robinson, special issue of Master Drawings, 53, no. 4 (Winter 2015)

Adriano Aymonino and Anne Varick Lauder, Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal, Libanus Press with Sir John Soane’s Museum, London and The Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 2015

Peter Märker, Carl Philipp Fohr 1795-1818. Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Munich, 2015

Kurt Zeitler, Linien – Musik des Sichtbaren: Festschrift für Michael Semff, Berlin and Munich, 2015

Florian Härb, The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Rome, 2015

Gottfried Boehm, Matthias Schaller: Das Meisterstück, 2015

Stijn Alsteens, ‘The Drawings of Pieter Coecke van Aelst’, Master Drawings, 52, no. 3 (Autumn 2014)

Claudia Schnitzer, Constellation Felix: Die Planetenfeste Augusts des Starken anlässlich der Vermählung seines Sohnes Friedrich August mit der Kaisertochter Maria Josepha 1719 in Dresden, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, 2014

Peter Schatborn and Leonore van Sloten, Old Drawings, New Names: Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, Amsterdam, 2014

Adriano Aymonino, with Lucy Gwynn and Mirco Modolo, Paper Palaces: The Topham Collection as a Source for British Neo-Classicism,  Eton College, 2013

Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Georges Brunel and Camille Debraban, The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century Drawings from the Paris Academy, London, 2013

Fritz Koreny, Hieronymus Bosch. Die Zeichnungen. Werkstatt und Nachfolge bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, Turnhout, 2012

Support

Exhibitions

The Foundation sponsors exhibitions and catalogues (see also under Publications) on Old Master drawings and paintings, as well as Contemporary art.

Past

Idea and Inventio: Italian drawings of the 15th and 16th Centuries

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 24 March — 18 June 2017
Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva 29 September 2017 — 7 January 2018

Hardly any period brought to the fore as many epochal artists in Italy as the 15th and 16th centuries. The broad spectrum of artists shown in this exhibition ranges from Perugino and Raffael, to Michelangelo, Veronese and Barocci through to Vasari.

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

National Portrait Gallery, London 13 July — 22 October 2017

The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Raphael: The Drawings

The Ashmolean, Oxford 1 June — 3 September 2017

The Ashmolean’s captivating summer show brings together 120 stunning works from international collections spanning the brief but brilliant career of this Renaissance genius.

Not Vital

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield 21 May 2016 — 2 January 2017

This is the Swiss sculptor’s first major exhibition in the UK.

See: YSP/Not-Vital

Franz Ludwig Catel: Italienbilder der Romantik

Hamburger Kunsthalle 16 October 2015 — 31 January 2016

Further information www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/

Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 25 June — 26 September 2015
Teylers Museum, Haarlem 11 March — 31 May 2015

Further information www.soane.org

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Musée Bourdelle, Paris 31 March — 12 July 2015
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 4 October 2014 — 25 January 2015

Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album

The Courtauld Gallery, London 26 February — 25 May 2015

A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection

Leighton House Museum, London 14 November 2014 — 6 April 2015

Making Colour

National Gallery, London 18 June — 7 September 2014

Fragonard, Poesie und Leidenschaft

Kunsthalle Karlsruhe 30 November 2013 — 23 February 2014

The Beauty of the Line: Stefano della Bella as a Draughtsman

Kunsthalle Hamburg 25 October 2013 — 26 January 2014

The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure

The Courtauld Gallery, London 17 October 2013 — 12 January 2014

Master Drawings

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 25 May — 18 August 2013

Johann Christian Reinhart, Ein deutscher Landschaftsmaler in Rom

Kunsthalle Hamburg 26 October 2012 — 27 January 2013

SUPPORT

Apply for Support

The Foundation offers a range of support to museums, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions. This includes providing funding for exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly publications as well as special projects such as conferences and study days. The Foundation is particularly interested in furthering research into the theme of the artist at work and promoting it internationally through educational initiatives. For more information or to apply for support please email.
info@tavolozzafoundation.com

Support

Special Projects

The Artist's Studio Museums of Europe

The Foundation supported the initiative to create the first-ever international network of museums based on artists’ former studios or homes: www.artiststudiomuseum.org. Launched in 2016 the network, concentrating on museums in Europe, provides resources and exciting collaborative opportunities intended to inspire future exhibitions and publications. The Tavolozza continues to support the project, overseen by Dr. Nicholas Tromans, Brice Curator, and Kirsten Tambling at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, and its continued growth as studio museums are added regularly to the website.

William Shipley Group for RSA History

The Tavolozza supported the William Shipley Group for RSA History Symposium, held at the Royal Academy on Friday, 27 March 2015, ‘Drawing: A Pre-eminent Skill’. William Shipley (1715-1803) was a drawing master and founder of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1754. One of the first aims of the Society was to encourage drawing ability in young boys and girls, in the hope that good design would reinvigorate the British school of painting as well as induce the production of increasingly competitive British manufactured goods. To mark the tercentenary of Shipley’s birth in 2015 and to honour Shipley’s biographer and historian of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Dr David G.C. Allan, the William Shipley Group for RSA History held a one-day symposium. The event considered the story of drawing schools from their inception up to the foundation of the Royal Academy, with a focus on the work of Shipley’s own school. It also explored the work of a regional academy. See the Press page for Dr Susanna Avery-Quash’s report on the symposium for the William Shipley Group newsletter.

International Colloquium on Artists' Studio Museums, Watts Gallery

A particular passion of the Tavolozza is the representation of the artist at work, particularly in the atelier with its original trappings. To this end, the Foundation supports initiatives that explore the subject such as the International Colloquium on Artists’ Studio Museums held at the Watts Gallery, the last remaining artist studio and house of the 19th century retaining its original collection, in Surrey on 15 November 2013.

The aim of the colloquium was to establish an international network of Artists’ Studio Museums. Pioneered by the Watts Gallery in collaboration with Giles Waterfield, Senior Research Fellow, the event explored opportunities for some of the most important Artists’ Studio Museums to promote international co-operation between museums devoted to the preservation of artists’ studios.  Speakers included directors and curators from a range of institutions including the Rubenshuis, Antwerp; the Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham; Francis Bacon’s Studio, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane; the Max Liebermann Villa, Berlin; the Polenovo Museum, Russia; the Musée Bourdelle, Paris; and the Gallen-Kallela Museum, Helsinki.

A resounding success, the colloquium resulted in establishing a framework to launch the first ever international network of artist’s studio museums.

See www. artiststudiomuseum.org

Support

Museums and Galleries

The Tavolozza Foundation supports public art collections across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America including the following:

UK

The Fitzwilliam Museum  Cambridge (supported the acquisition of the Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme)
Art UK (website)  London
Sir John Soane’s Museum  London (Trustee; Supporter, ‘Adopt-a-Model’ initiative)
The National Gallery  London (Trustee & The George Beaumont Circle)
The British Museum  London (The Ottley Group & The Vollard Group)
Victoria and Albert Museum  London
The Wallace Collection  London
Leighton House  London
Royal Academy of Art  London
The Courtauld Gallery  London
The Ashmolean Museum  Oxford (The Elias Ashmole Society)
The Watts Gallery  Guildford, Surrey
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  West Bretton, Wakefield (Supporter Circle)

Europe & USA

The Rembrandthuis  Amsterdam
The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen  Dresden
The Kunsthalle  Hamburg
The Kunsthalle  Karlsruhe
The Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlung  Munich
The J. Paul Getty Museum  Los Angeles (The Disegno Group)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York (Visiting Committee, Department of Drawings and Prints)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  New York (Visiting Committee for Paper Conservation)

Support

Cultural and Educational Institutions

The Foundation also provides funding to a variety of organisations that promote the liberal arts and education.

The Royal Drawings School  London (Patron)
The Royal Opera House  London (Maestro's Circle)
IntoUniversity  London
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte  Munich
Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen  Munich
Master Drawings Association  New York
L’Association Mariette  Paris
The Hazara Charitable Trust  Romford
Scholarship, MA in the in Art Market and the History of Collecting, The University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor  Buckingham and London
Scholarship, History of Art and Film Department, University of Leicester  Leicester
The University of Reading  Reading

SUPPORT

Publications

Dr. Thea Vignau-Wilberg, Catalogue Raisonné of Joris Hoefnagel & his son Jacob, (in preparation)

Sonja Brink and Beat Wismer (eds.), Idea Et Inventio: Italienische Zeichnungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf im Museum Kunstpalast, Band1, Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, 2017

Michael Plomp, Martin Sonnabend and Christoph Vogtherr (eds.), Watteau, Thoth, Uitgeverij, 2017

Building Identity: Chaim Gross and Artist’s Homes and Studios in New York City, 1953-74, The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, 2017

Lucia Tantardini, Aurelio Luini: The Complete Paintings and Drawings, Ugo Bozzi Editore, Rome (in preparation)

Yuri Primarosa, Ottavio Leoni (1587-1630), eccellente miniator di ritratti. Catalogo ragionato dell’opera grafica e pittorica, Ugo Bozzi Editore, Rome (in preparation)

Nicole Hegener (ed.), Nackte Gestalten: Die Wiederkehr des antiken Akts in der Renaissanceplastik/Naked Revival: The Return of the Ancient Nude in Renaissance Sculpture, proceedings of international conference, The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 7-9 April 2016 (forthcoming, expected Autumn 2017)

Special issue of Upstate Diary dedicated to Alexander Calder, 2, 2016

Sibylle Appuhn-Radtke, Josef H. Biller, Dagmar Dietrich and Maria-Luise Hopp-Gantner (eds), Johann Andreas Wolff (1652–1716) – Hofmaler und Kunstintendant, Munich, 2016

Kurt Zeitler (ed.), Linien – Musik des Sichtbaren: Festschrift für Michael Semff, Berlin, 2015

Notes in Honor of William W. Robinson, special issue of Master Drawings, 53, no. 4 (Winter 2015)

Adriano Aymonino and Anne Varick Lauder, Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal, Libanus Press with Sir John Soane’s Museum, London and The Teylers Museum, Haarlem, 2015

Peter Märker, Carl Philipp Fohr 1795-1818. Monographie und Werkverzeichnis, Munich, 2015

Kurt Zeitler, Linien – Musik des Sichtbaren: Festschrift für Michael Semff, Berlin and Munich, 2015

Florian Härb, The Drawings of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Rome, 2015

Gottfried Boehm, Matthias Schaller: Das Meisterstück, 2015

Stijn Alsteens, ‘The Drawings of Pieter Coecke van Aelst’, Master Drawings, 52, no. 3 (Autumn 2014)

Claudia Schnitzer, Constellation Felix: Die Planetenfeste Augusts des Starken anlässlich der Vermählung seines Sohnes Friedrich August mit der Kaisertochter Maria Josepha 1719 in Dresden, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, 2014

Peter Schatborn and Leonore van Sloten, Old Drawings, New Names: Rembrandt and his Contemporaries, Amsterdam, 2014

Adriano Aymonino, with Lucy Gwynn and Mirco Modolo, Paper Palaces: The Topham Collection as a Source for British Neo-Classicism,  Eton College, 2013

Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Georges Brunel and Camille Debraban, The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century Drawings from the Paris Academy, London, 2013

Fritz Koreny, Hieronymus Bosch. Die Zeichnungen. Werkstatt und Nachfolge bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, Turnhout, 2012

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Contact

For all enquiries

info@tavolozzafoundation.com

The Foundation has helped establish an international network of artists’ studio and house museums. See artiststudiomuseum.org

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt National Portrait Gallery, London 13 July — 22 October 2017

Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Raphael: The Drawings The Ashmolean, Oxford 1 June — 3 September 2017