Katrin Bellinger began collecting in 1985 in parallel to her career as a dealer in Old Master drawings. Fascinated with the artistic process and the mystique surrounding it, she chose to focus on one theme: the artist at work. Since then the collection has expanded considerably and now includes over 1000 examples in a range of media – drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture – from the Renaissance to the present day. Among the artists represented are Parmigianino, Rembrandt, Watteau, Tiepolo, Ingres, Daumier, Menzel, Seurat, Ensor, Schiele and Freud. The collection is administered by the Tavolozza Foundation. To see more works on the theme of the artist at work, follow @the.artists.at.work on Instagram.
For information on specific works in the Katrin Bellinger collection, please e-mail [email protected]
The Katrin Bellinger Collection lends works regularly to exhibitions held at museums and galleries world-wide.
The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
6 January — 1 August 2021
Drawing on works of art spanning four thousand years and from across the globe, this exhibition explores the fundamental role of touch in human experience, and offers new ways of looking.
GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague 21 November 2020 — 5 April 2021
GEM proudly presents Lisa Brice’s first museum exhibition in the Netherlands. Lisa Brice (b. 1968, Cape Town), who divides her time between London and Trinidad, paints and draws women, often naked and absorbed in everyday activities – lingering in front of the mirror, perhaps, or casually smoking a cigarette. Depicting them with sketchy faces and sometimes striking blue skin, Brice deliberately obfuscates their identity.
Close: Drawn Portraits
Drawing Room, London 22 November 2018 — 3 February 2019
Canaletto e Venezia
Palazzo Ducale, Venice 23 February — 9 June 2019
Artists at Work
The Courtauld Gallery, London 3 May — 15 July 2018
Eblouissante Venise! Venise, les arts et l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle
Grand Palais, Paris
26 September 2018 — 21 January 2019
Jean-Jacques Karpff – “Visez au Sublime”
Musée Unter Linden, Colmar 3 March — 3 July 2017
Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant – Drawings from New York Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
6 October 2016 — 8 January 2017
Émile Friant, le dernier naturaliste?
Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy 4 November 2016 — 27 February 2017
See: MBAN/Émile Friant
Drawings by Antoine Watteau
The Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
19 October 2016 — 15 January 2017
The Teylers Museum, Haarlem 1 February 2017 — 14 May 2016
Hubert Robert 1733-1808
Musée du Louvre
7 March — 30 May 2016
National Gallery of Washington 26 June — 2 October 2016
The Painting Room: Artists at work in the eighteenth century
Gainsborough's House, Suffolk 24 October 2015 — 21 February 2016
Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal
Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
25 June — 26 September 2015
Teylers Museum, Haarlem 11 March — 31 May 2015
Further information www.soane.org
Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish
Musée Bourdelle, Paris
31 March — 12 July 2015
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 4 October 2014 — 25 January 2015
In the Studio
The Gagosian Gallery, New York 5 February — 18 April 2015
Futher information www.gagosian.com/
The Invention of the Past: Tales of Heart and Sword in Europe 1802-1850
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon 19 April — 21 July 2014
Caspar Berger Singer Prijs 2013
Stichting Singer Memorial Foundation, Laren 2 June — 7 July 2013
Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay
Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh
6 October 2012 — 6 January 2013
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach 29 January — 23 April 2013
Petrus van Schendel (1806-1870): een leven tussen licht en donker
Breda Museum, The Netherlands
10 November 2012 — 17 February 2013
Museum Villa Vauban, Luxemburg 9 March — 16 June 2013
Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) La Leçon de musique
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 7 February — 26 May 2013
Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten
15 March — 10 June 2012
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie 29 June — 30 September 2012
Jean de Jullienne: Collector & Connoisseur
The Wallace Collection, London 12 March — 1 June 2011
The Artist’s Studio
26 September — 13 December 2009
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 9 February — 16 May 2010
Mythen van het atelier [Studio Myths]
Teylers Museum, Haarlem
18 September 2010 — 9 January 2009
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen 4 February — 8 May 2011
This trans-historical exhibition of drawings was devoted to the subject of the artist at work. Drawn principally from a very fine specialist private collection, the display focused on depictions of artists’ studios, symbolic, actual and religious as well as depictions of self or others at work. Art historians have interpreted these themes variously as the means of elevating the social and economic status of artists; of illustrating the marriage of intellectual knowledge and practical skill proposed by academic theorists, or as sophisticated allegories of the philosophical significance of visual art. Even at the most pragmatic level of recording the clutter of the everyday studio, drawing human models or antique casts in an academy, or small figures sketching in landscape, works with these subjects are imbued with layers of meaning. This focused exhibition, spanning from the 16th to the 20th centuries, explored this rich subject matter through a carefully selected group of graphic works.
This exhibition was curated by Deanna Petherbridge, author of The Primacy of Drawing, in collaboration with Anita Sganzerla.
Read the exhibition catalogue: https://assets.courtauld.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31133344/Artists-at-Work_Compressed.pdf
This two-venue exhibition explored the role of antique sculpture in artistic education and practice from the Renaissance through to the nineteenth century. It featured thirty-four drawings, paintings and prints from all periods and many national schools, selected from sources that include the Katrin Bellinger Collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Teylers Museum, the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery.
Among the themes addressed by the exhibition were the formal role of the Antique in the academic curriculum, the importance of the study of antique sculpture in educating young artists with the classical ideal, and the more intimate role played by incorporating antique sculpture within portraiture and artists’ self-portraiture. The exhibition will include many celebrated images by Federico Zuccaro, Hendrick Goltzius, Michael Sweerts, Charles-Joseph Natoire and Henry Fuseli, as well as little-known and in some cases unpublished works by Peter Paul Rubens, Philippe Joseph Tassaert, Hubert Robert, William Chambers, Joseph Mallord William Turner and William Daniels.
The exhibition was accompanied by a substantial catalogue which provided an overview of this multifaceted subject in a series of synoptic essays, and which also presents new scholarship about many of the works on display. The exhibition and publication was co-curated and edited by Dr. Adriano Aymonino and Dr. Anne Varick Lauder.
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