The Beautiful Everyday: Old Master Drawings Transforming the Mundane into Art

Last edited by Picture Gallery on 26 July 2016

Venue, Timing and Cost

Christ Church Picture Gallery
Friday, 15 July 2016 to Monday, 17 October 2016
See description for opening times
£4/£2 conc, Oxford University members free

Depicting the ordinary, the 'everyday' in art is a modern concept. Art's role, one could argue, is to show the extra-ordinary, the otherworldliness. It is there to elevate rather than just observe, but, especially since the 16th century, artists started to depict the world around them. We should not believe that this is pure, unaltered reality. It is artistic interpretation making the day-to-day image-worthy.

Open daily through September:
Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:00pm; Sundays 2-5pm

October opening times:
Mon, Wed-Sat: 10.30am-1pm & 2-4.30pm, Sun: 2 - 4.30pm

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Further Information

Contact Details: 

Christ Church Picture Gallery
Entrance via Oriel Square
Tel: 01865 276172

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