Fri 7 Feb, 2.45pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 2.45pm, lecture starts at 3.15pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
In this intriguing lecture, Anita Pepper will examine the methods and materials used by artists through the centuries, with specific examples from the Ashmolean collection. Starting with the 14th-century Master of the Ashmolean’s Birth of the Virgin, she will follow developments during the Renaissance, through to the 19th century, ending with the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionists.
What bases did artists paint on, and how did they prepare these bases? What materials did they use to create their colours? What types of paint did they use, in particular egg tempera and oil, and with what effects? And how were these paints applied? The lecture will be followed by a tour to Galleries 42 and 43.