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12 Days: Highlights of 2015

2015 is the year to see some exceptional Old Master drawings in the UK

He can no longer at the age of 98 (detail; c. 1819–23), Francisco Goya. J. Paul Getty Museum

Over the 12 days of Christmas, Apollo contributors and invited guests select their anticipated highlights of 2015

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Goya in London

Regozijo (Mirth) (c. 1819–23), Francisco Goya

It will be a fantastic year for Goya. From the 26 February–25 May the Courtauld Gallery will run an exhibition of Goya’s ‘Witches and Old Women Album’. The curators have gathered together all 22 of the surviving drawings from this important album alongside other related drawings and prints. Later the National Gallery will run ‘Goya: The Portraits’ (7 October–10 January 2016), the first major exhibition ever devoted to Goya’s portraits.

‘Drawing in Venice: Titian to Canaletto’ at the Ashmolean Museum

A triumphant demonstration that far from brilliant colour and fine brushwork eclipsing draughtsmanship in Venetian art, you can trace a continuing tradition of drawing from Bellini to Canaletto. Wonderful loans from Uffizi and Christ Church Oxford complement Ashmolean’s own drawings.

An Island in the Lagoon, by Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Event Details

‘Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album’ is at the Courtauld Gallery, London, from 26 February–25 May 2015.

‘Goya: The Portraits’ is at the National Gallery, London, from 7 October 2015–10 January 2016.

‘Drawing in Venice: Titian to Canaletto’ is at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 15 October 2015–10 January 2016.

View the rest of the 12 Days series here.

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