Nicholas Penny on the new Courtauld Gallery hang

January 20 2022

Image of Nicholas Penny on the new Courtauld Gallery hang

Picture: The Guardian

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The London Review of Books have published a free article by Nicholas Penny, former director of The National Gallery, on the picture arrangement in the newly refurbished Courtauld Gallery.

As Penny explains:

The art of hanging paintings is little acknowledged, even by art historians, but has consequences that can equal the most eloquent criticism. When to defer to – and when to deviate from – expectation involves fine judgment and sensitivity. 

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