The Spanish Line at the Courtauld

Jusepe de Ribera (lo Spagnoletto), Man tied to a tree, and a figure resting, Red
Jusepe de Ribera (lo Spagnoletto), Man tied to a tree, and a figure resting, Red chalk, 241 x 150 mm © The Courtauld Gallery, London

Chloe Nelkin blogs about the exhibition The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso at The Courtauld Gallery, London, on view through January 15, 2012.

Nelkin writes that "This is the first exhibition in London to focus on the tradition of Spanish draughtsmanship and marks the culmination of a major, four-year, research project; one of its aims is to highlight how Spanish artists drew inspiration from the Dutch and Flemish schools – their work and ideas having been transmitted through the study of prints, as can now be seen, in part, by the bold graphic lines of the drawings."

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