Drawing in Red

Christ Church Picture Gallery

26 Oct 2016 – 30 Jan 2017

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Over 30 examples highlight the 16th-century trend for drawing in red.

Drawing with red chalk became popular as a technique in the early 1500s and was a staple practice of old masters including Michelangelo, Bernini and Leonardo da Vinci who employed it in his sketches for the Last Supper. It was particularly suited for figure drawing, allowing the artists to create more realistic flesh colouring. 

This display at Christ Church Picture Gallery includes a sensuous array of examples by Bandinelli, Sodoma and Carlo Maratti.

Venue information

Opening times

Oct – May
Mon, Wed – Sat, 10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm
Sun, 2pm – 4.30pm

Jun
Mon, Wed – Sat, 10.30am – 5pm
Sun, 2 – 5pm

Jul – Sep
Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 5pm
Sun, 2pm – 5pm

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