The V&A’s new exhibition Renaissance Watercolours will explore the rise of this delicate medium through 200 rarely-seen masterpieces from both UK and international collections. Visitors will be able to discover a mix of finished works and sketches by key painters including Dürer, the Baroque artist Anthony van Dyck (who allegedly imported Flemish watercolour practices to England), the famous English miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard, and the Tudor court painter Hans Holbein.
The medium's uncanny ability to capture life elevated it beyond purely aesthetic uses. The exhibition will detail how natural history, landscape and portraiture developed as important watercolour genres, offering not only a visual feast but also a fascinating look into how knowledge was recorded and stored during the Age of Discovery.
|What||Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyck, V&A|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
16 May 20 – 20 Sep 20, 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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