Exposition : “Renaissance Watercolours : from Dürer to Van Dyck”, Londres, Victoria and Albert Museum, du 16 mai 2020
During the Renaissance, watercolour painting was a versatile and progressive European art form, yet it remains surprisingly little-known. Due to their light-sensitivity watercolours are rarely displayed, and great works in this medium have traditionally been separated across different collections. The Renaissance Watercolours exhibition finally unites some of the finest examples of watercolour from the V&A – home to the national collections of watercolours and portrait miniatures – and many other world-renowned UK and international collections.
The exhibition centres on the three fundamental genres of landscape, natural history and portraiture, with an introduction to the origins and techniques of watercolour, and a final section on the wider world – highlighting how this varied medium reached as far afield as Asia and the Americas.