24 February 2012
"For the latest events at museums and galleries in and around Oxford"
- SPANISH LONDONER WINS TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2012 FOR PICTURE OF A CAMERA SHY BOLIVIAN WOMAN
"The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, for a photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia - who was reluctant to sit for the camera."
- Humphrey Ocean A handbook of modern life
On 23rd November, a display of works by British artist Humphrey Ocean will open at the National Portrait Gallery. The display will contain 40 works painted in gouache on paper comprising colourful portraits of visitors to his south London studio, produced since 2006. The sitters include family members and friends.
- WINSTON CHURCHILL AT HIS DARKEST HOUR …FAVOURITE PAINTING ON LOAN TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London, says: ‘I am very pleased that the Churchill family has agreed that this outstanding portrait by William Orpen of Winston Churchill, the nation's greatest 20th century statesman, should now be on public display.’
The National Portrait Gallery has been lent a major portrait of Winston Churchill, a rarely seen life-size painting by William Orpen, one of Britain’s most significant portrait painters and war artists. It goes on display at the Gallery from tomorrow, Thursday 1 November 2012.
- Pathos, Invention and Speed: Luca Cambiaso (1527 - 1585) and his Time
'Pathos, Invention and Speed: Luca Cambiaso (1527 - 1585) and his Time' which is on until 11 February 2013. This exhibition with over 30 drawings from the Christ Church collection will explore his highly individualistic and passionate draughtsmanship as represented in the Christ Church collection.
- SEACITY MUSEUM
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Southampton’s Titanic Story
As the port from which the 1912 White Star Line passenger liner Titanic set sail, Southampton is at the very heart of the Titanic story. Many lives and families were affected by the tragedy. This exhibition tells their story. Explore the 1:25 scale interactive model of the ship, experience the ‘Disaster Room’, and immerse yourself in the 1930s court room which depicts the inquiry held in London after the disaster.
- Heroic Nakedness
The selection of drawings on display, from Christ Church's permanent collection, were created by Italian masters from the late 15th to the early 18th centuries and explore the
changes from the almost timid artistic re-discovery of the human form to the confident academic studies after life models. The almost clumsy rendering of a nude throwing a ball by an unknown Venetian artist of the early 15 century is an interesting example of the beginnings of the subject, when artists drew more from imagination than observation.
Lorenzo di Credi’s (1457 – 1537) drawing of the figure of David, some decades later, shows how a Renaissance artist attempts to represent a ‘realistic’ image of the body. It is
still a very stylised affair, inspired by Greek and Roman sculpture, rather than the direct study of a life model
- Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
In Spring 2013 the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years. It is the result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, will bring together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.
- TIPPING POINT
A ‘tipping point’ is defined as the level at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable. This group exhibition centres on global climate change and showcases a range of artistic responses to the environmental and humanitarian issues associated with it, currently and in the future.
- DISCOVERED PAINTING OF ELIZABETH I
A previously unknown painting of Elizabeth I attributed to the famous miniaturist Isaac Oliver has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, London.
The small painting – the size of a postcard – will go on show as part of a major new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Elizabeth I and Her People (10 October 2013 - 5 January 2014), supported by The Weiss Gallery, where it will be displayed alongside a selection of portraits of Elizabeth I. Seen together, they will show how the Queen established, during a reign of nearly 50 years, an image of a strong and powerful female monarch.