Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape
6 Oct 2011 â€“ 8 Jan 2012
In partnership with the StÃ¤del Museum, Frankfurt, 'Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape' will bring together 140 works from international collections, created at different points in the artist's career.
By uniting 'pairs' of Claude's paintings and making a comprehensive survey of his work in different media, the exhibition brings new research to bear on his working methods, to reveal an unconventional side to Claude which has previously been little known.
A lesser-known side to Claude is the eccentricity of his graphic art. Although he made only 40 prints in total, all of which are on display, he took a serious interest in printmaking. His exceptional technique - a painterly brush-and-ink style replicating natural effects - was a novelty in contemporary printmaking. The spectacular Fireworks series, ten etchings made during a week of firework displays in Rome, illustrate his experimental style and will be on show together in the Ashmolean's exhibition.OffersGet a free Prosecco cocktail when you eat at the Ashmolean Dining Room with your National Art Pass.Get Â£5 off the exhibition catalogue.