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Exhibitions

How flabby our ideas of draughtsmanship have become

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, until 23 June

The term drawing is a broad umbrella, so in an exhibition of 120 works it helps to outline some distinctions. A good place to start is to ask what drawings are for, and that is what Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has done with its current show of sketches by Flemish masters – staged in collaboration with Antwerp’s Museum Plantin-Moretus – dividing them into studies, designs and stand-alone finished works.

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