FROM DRAWING TO PAINTING IN THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
A display in conjunction with the University of Oxford's Slade art history lecture series which explores how Italian artists produced whole sequences of preparatory drawings to hone the form and content of their major works.
The preparation of tea in a formal 'ceremony' has been practiced in Japan since the 1400s. This display was one of several events organised at the Ashmolean for the international Arethé Festival, which spotlights the arts of Japanese tea today.
The Senses are the earliest surviving works by the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt (1606–1669). This was the very first time that the four surviving panel paintings were on show together in public.