» Past Exhibitions
12 September 2014 - 2 February 2015
This small display answered some often-asked questions by our visitors about inscriptions, numbers, stamps and borders on drawings.
Updated: Friday 13th February 2015 11:45
12 September - 2 February 2015
How does one depict Venus, the goddess of love? What does Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, look like or Diana, goddess of the hunt? These are questions which artists had to solve in order to draw and paint these mythological figures. The drawings in this exhibition showed some of their 'solutions'.
Updated: Friday 13th February 2015 11:44
30 May - 31 August 2014
Sean Scully, Falling Dark, 2005
Christ Church Picture Gallery was thrilled to announce an exhibition of works by the internationally celebrated artist Sean Scully. The juxtaposition of paintings by this major contemporary master with some of the indisputable masterpieces of the 16th century, like Annibale Carracci’s Butcher’s Shop and Jacopo Bassano’s Flagellation, promised an unforgettable artistic encounter.
ArtLyst reviewed Sean Scully Encounters, noting 'the artist's work shares a timeless concern with colour reflected in the relationships formed between his painting and that of the masters on display.' Read the full review at: http://bit.ly/1jB1sjE
In addition to his Christ Church and London exhibitions, Sean Scully is also recently showed Doric, a cycle of large works produced between 2008 and 2014, at Galerie Lelong in Paris.
Sean Scully's painting 'Doric Grey' was on view at the Royal Academy’s 244th Summer Exhibition, and was nominated for the prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award.
Updated: Wednesday 22nd October 2014 13:34
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
Updated: Tuesday 22nd October 2013 15:07
Updated: Tuesday 1st October 2013 13:02
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.
Updated: Thursday 5th September 2013 15:03