Saturday, 11 February 2012

Guercino at Oxford

With snow and ice on the ground, this may not be the best time to inform you that today the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford University opened a fascinating exhibition: Guercino: A Passion for Drawing - The Collections of Sir Denis Mahon and the Ashmolean Museum. It runs until 15 April, so we can hope the atrocious road conditions will thaw before then. Guercino (1591–1666) was one of the great Italian Baroque artists. His drawings of religious subjects, landscapes and scenes of everyday life stand alone as independent works of art, as you can see from his red chalk drawing of An Angel in Flight (c.1648). Click the title link for details. Admission is free.


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