Great Flemish Drawings at the Ashmolean

February 21 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be opening their latest Old Master Drawings exhibition in a few weeks' time. Entitled Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings, this show will run from 23rd March 2024 until 23rd June 2024.

According to the museum's website:

From Pieter Bruegel’s remarkable print designs and landscapes and Rubens’s first sketches to heartfelt friendship albums shared between artists, this major exhibition presents drawings from many of the Flemish masters, rarely seen in public.

The exhibition will show 120 drawings, with over 30 on display for the first time, including some which have only recently been discovered. These are some of the most exquisite drawings kept in Antwerp and Oxford collections by famous artists such as Pieter Bruegel, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacques Jordaens. The artworks will provide insights into how these artists honed their drawing skills throughout their careers. 

'Bruegel to Rubens' is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to these delicate and often intimate drawings and the objects they inspired.

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