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Past Exhibitions

Prints by Peter Rhoades - a Retrospective

27th May - 24th June 2012

This exhibition showed rarely-seen works by the Oxfordshire-based artist Peter Rhoades. His artistic interest is intensely focused on the varied forms of printmaking, a subject that he also taught and explored during his time as a lecturer at the Ruskin School of Drawing, the University of Oxford's faculty of fine art.

You are what you wear - Dress and Costume in Renaissance and Baroque drawings from Christ Church.

15th February - 4th June 2012

Dress was (and still is) a sign of identity; be it imposed by regulation or selected by choice. The visual arts have used this as an easy way to depict and characterise figures.

 

 

 

Clouet to Claude - French Master Drawings

5th October - 23rd December 2011 - (extended to 5th February 2012)

 

This exhibition allowed the viewer to celebrate the singular elegance and spirit of French  draughtsmanship.

Christ Church’s collection of almost 2000 Old Master Drawings contains fewer than forty sheets from the French School of which almost all were on show. 

  

En Brunaille - Painted Drawings

5th October - 23rd December 2011 (extended to 5th February 2012)

This exhibition showed a group of painted sketches from Christ Church’s collection painted in a hue of brown tones, hence the technical term en brunaille (in brown). The works, by painters such as Anthony van Dyck and Frans Floris, can be regarded as standing between the initial sketched idea and the finished painting. They were often used to present the proposal to the client.

 

Jeff Clarke - New Paintings, Drawings and Prints

19th June - 31st July 2011

 

An exhibition by well known Oxford-based artist Jeff Clarke RE.

 

 

 

An Artist looks at Old Masters

28th May - 18th September 2011

 

The artist Jeff Clarke selected over thirty Old Master drawings from Christ Church's own collection.

 

   

 

Neapolitan and Spanish Drawings from the Baroque

19th February - 15th May 2011

The exhibition introduced the least known group of Old Master drawings from Christ Church.The twenty-nine drawings on display offered a glimpse into the wide range of Neapolitan draughtsmanship, including works by Jusepe de Ribera, Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano.

 

 

Henry Aldrich (1648 -1710) - An Oxford Universal Man

3rd November 2010 - 30th January 2011 (extended to 6th February)

This exhibition celebrated the tricentenary of the death of Henry Aldrich, Dean of Christ Church, architect, collector of music and prints, author of books on logic and architecture and considered 'one of the most eminent men in England'.  

Aldrich’s considerable influence on the academic, political and social life of Oxford (and England) was explored further during a study day on Friday 21st January 2011 at Christ Church, Blue Boar Lecture Theatre.

 

Likenesses - Photographs by Judith Aronson

 18th September - 24th October 2010

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Sacred Faces - Icons in Oxford

25th August - 22nd December 2010

An exhibition which showcased some of Christ Church Picture Gallery's least known, but most captivating treasures.

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