» Past Exhibitions
12 March - 12 May 2014
Dante’s Divine Comedy has inspired artists for centuries; among them the British artist and print-maker Geoff MacEwan, whose abstract visual interpretation of the text invites us to look and read again. The exhibition coincided with the Oxford Times Literary Festival.
Updated: Tuesday 24th June 2014 14:17
Drawing in Siena – from Sodoma to Salimbeni: Ten rarely seen drawings from the Christ Church collection
5 February - 26 May 2014
Renaissance drawing and design is mainly associated with Florence and has dominated Tuscan art despite the importance of other artistic centres in Tuscany. This display of ten drawings from Siena showed that Sienese artists could measure up to their great rivals.
Updated: Tuesday 24th June 2014 14:43
23 October - 24 February 2014
The exhibition showcases thirty-three drawings by Florentine artists with close links to Vincenzo Borghini.
Updated: Tuesday 24th June 2014 14:19
2 October - 23 December 2013
No other animal has inspired the creative mind of man as much as the horse. Evidence of this can be found in the artistic output of the numerous civilisations and cultures in which it has appeared since prehistoric times. Stone Age cave drawings, Iron Age hill figures, Assyrian reliefs, Greek bronzes, and Chinese terracotta statues contribute visually to our understanding of the relationship between man and horse.
Updated: Tuesday 24th June 2014 14:18
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In May 2013 the National Gallery in London staged the first major exhibition of works by the Umbrian artist Federico Barocci (c. 1533 - 1612): Federico Barocci - Brilliance and Grace . To tie in with this seminal London exhibition, Christ Church Picture Gallery exhibited five drawings by Federico Barocci from its own collection.
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28th October - 17th December 2012
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