Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Cranach: Artist and Innovator
Thu 7 May
Depart from Taylorian 9.15am, Oxford Parkway P&R 9.30am
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) is probably best known for his sensuous and elongated paintings of the female nude, but he was also in demand at the German courts where he painted ornately decorated and extravagant portraits of the nobility. He is one of Germany’s most renowned artists and this exhibition shows some of his most captivating paintings and woodcut illustrations. There are loans from the National Gallery, the Royal Collection and Waddesdon Manor plus modern and contemporary works by artists inspired by Cranach, including Picasso. After refreshments on arrival (included) the day is free to visit the exhibition, the permanent collection and the beautiful grounds. You can buy lunch in the restaurant or bring a picnic.
Organiser: Rosemary Wharton. Tickets available: 57
Access: Buggy available from the car park to the house only; buildings and grounds fully accessible.
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You will be contacted by 6 March on whether you have been successful in securing space(s) on the trip.