Until 2 April 2018
The Slade art history lecture series has run at the University of Oxford since 1870. This year we are showing a display, in conjunction with the lectures by Professor David Ekserdjian, which explores how Italian artists produced whole sequences of preparatory drawings to hone the form and content of their major works.
Image: Composition of a Sibyl and Prophets, Pordenone (c.1483–1539)
THE SLADE LECTURES
The annual Slade Lectures present new research by distinguished scholars to a wide public, and all are welcome to attend.
The art collector Felix Slade (1788–1868) endowed three Slade Professorships of Fine Art: at the University of Oxford, at the University of Cambridge and at University College London. The first Slade Professor at Oxford was John Ruskin in 1870.
This year's Slade Lectures will be given by Professor David Ekserdjian (University of Leicester). His public lectures will be held every Wednesday at 5pm in the Mathematical Institute on Oxford’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, between 17 January and 7 March. A full list of the 2018 Slade Lectures can be viewed at this link.