Transfer: Drawings as Carriers of Motifs and Ideas in the 16th and 17th centuries

Event date
16 Nov 2018 to 4 Mar 2019
Event time
10:30 - 16:30
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Christ Church
Venue details

Gallery entrance via Canterbury Gate at Oriel Square

Event type
Event cost
£4 Adult / £2 Concession. Free for members of the University
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

The majority of Old Master drawings are stages in artistic processes, which usually lead to an artwork in a more durable medium. In some rare cases the drawings show marks and traces of these processes. All the drawings on display have such marks and the exhibition explores their meaning, while connecting the artistic creativity with the physicality of the making procedures. Included in the show are such famous works as Perugino's Head for Joseph of Arimathaea, Domenichino's monumental putto and Vasari's Procession of Pope Leo X, but deliberately also lesser known works, like Simon Vouet's off-sets of a Madonna and an adoring angel and Elisabetta Sirani's Saint Preaching from a Window.