05 juin 2015

The Ashmolean launches campaign to acquire JMW Turner's 'The High Street, Oxford'

JMW Turner, The High Street, Oxford, 1810 © Ashmolean Museum. OXFORD.- Today the Ashmolean announces the launch of a public campaign to raise the final £60,000 needed to secure for the nation a major work by Joseph Mallord William Turner. The High Street, Oxford (1810), which has been on loan to the Museum from a private collection since 1997, has been offered to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax. Gifts to this year's Ashmolean Appeal will both help the Ashmolean to secure Turner’s iconic painting, and support... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2014

Bronze from Pre-dynastic China and the Shang Dynasty at Ashmolean Museum

Until about 4000 years ago, various peoples occupied the regions along the Yellow River and the Yangzi, and the east coast of modern China. The earliest documented dynasty was the Shang (around 1600-1050 BC), based in central north China. In this period society developed a religious system and written records. The material culture of the Shang dynasty is notable for its cast bronze ritual vessels. These are the only examples of early metalwork to be cast from piece moulds rather than assembled from sheets of beaten metal. Casting was... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2013

More images from 'Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone' at the Ashmolean

OXFORD.- Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone begins at the Ashmolean (12 September). But the exhibition's origins lie more than 40 years ago in the Oxford of the early 1970s. Photo: Ashmolean Bacon Moore. ©Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Co-curator Richard Calvocoressi had recently begun studying English at Oxford when he attended a lecture held by the Critical Society that made a huge impression on him. Photo: Ashmolean Bacon Moore. ©Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Mr Calvocoressi, director of the Henry... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2013

Charger with grapes motifs, Iznik, 1530

Charger with grapes motifs, Iznik, 1530. Photo The Ashmolean Museum of Art D: 41cm. External border, dragon impact but a mutated trial. Middle border is lingzhi mushroom similar to ruyi patterns.
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19 septembre 2012

Ashmolean mounts retrospective exhibition covering all aspects of Edward Lear's career

Edward Lear, Macrocercus Aracanga or Red and Yellow Macaw from ‘Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots’, 1830–32. Closed book 51 x 37 cm© Alexander Library of Ornithology, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. OXFORD.- The bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear is being celebrated with events and exhibitions throughout the English-speaking world. As the home of the largest and most comprehensive collection of his work in the UK, the Ashmolean is mounting a retrospective exhibition covering all aspects of his... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2012

Important textile from the prophet Muhammad's tomb donated to the Ashmolean Museum

Sitarah made for the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina Egypt . Silk with coloured silk appliqué and embroidered with silver and silver-gilt wire, 268 x 164 cm. Presented by Nasser D. Khalili and Family. OXFORD.- Professor Nasser D. Khalili has presented the Ashmolean with an exceptional embroidered sitarah (curtain) made for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina. The textile will go on permanent display in the Ashmolean’s Islamic Middle East Gallery from 1 May 2012. Comparable examples from the Khalili Collection were featured... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2012

Turkish man's jacket, trousers &Velvet and leather purse . Egypt, 1825 - 1835

Turkish man's jacket. Egypt, 1825 - 1835. Wool, with metal thread; linen lining; width at sleeve 61 x 126 cm (height x width). Presented by Catherine Dupré, 1983. EA1983.5 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Turkish man's trousers. Egypt, 1825 - 1835. Wool; pink silk waist band; blue silk braid borders; 111 x 171 cm max. (height x width), width at waist 111 x 74 cm (height x width). Presented by Catherine Dupré, 1983. EA1983.6 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Velvet... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2012

The Barlow Collection of Chinese ceramics, bronzes and jades goes on display at The Ashmolean Museum The Barlow Collection of C

   Pair of vases with plum branch decoration reserved against brown glaze, 1100-1250. Jizhou kilns, Jiangxi province. Barlow Collection c196, LI1301.207.1&2  OXFORD.- Visitors to the Ashmolean Museum have the opportunity to see the Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades. The collection of 450 objects, formed by Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968), is one of the leading 20th-century English collections of its type. The collection is an exceptional complement to the Museum’s existing... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2012

"Visions of Mughal India" @ the Ashmolean Museum

Dhiraj Singh -® Collection of Howard Hodgkin. OXFORD.- On 2 February 2012 the Ashmolean has opened an exhibition of Indian paintings from the outstanding private collection of the artist Howard Hodgkin. Hodgkin has been a passionate collector of Indian paintings since his school days and his collection has long been considered one of the finest of its kind in the world. At times he has devoted almost as much effort to developing his collection as to his own work as a painter. It will go on show at the Ashmolean for... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

Titian's Triumph of Love Saved for the Nation by the Art Fund

Titian (c.1485/90-1576), The Triumph of Love. LONDON.- A rare painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (c.1485/90-1576) has come into public ownership through the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, with an additional grant of £180,000 from independent charity The Art Fund. The AIL scheme enables items deemed to be of historical or artistic importance to be given in place of inheritance tax and is administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), on behalf of the government. The circular painting, The Triumph... [Lire la suite]