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GAVIN TURK: IN SEARCH OF ARIADNE

A new exhibition by artist Gavin Turk opens on 6 October 2022. In Search of Ariadne unravels the cultural meme of the reclining figure in art. What is the reclining figure? Why is this something that artists have been intrigued with for centuries and where does this form originate?

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True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

Tue 3 May - Sun 28 August

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The exhibition unites for the first time more than 100 oil sketches from the remarkable collections of The Foundation Custodia in Paris, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, and The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, together with a distinguished private collection of sketches, never before seen in public.

Featuring works by artist including John Constable, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, J.M.W. Turner, Edgar Degas and Louise-Joséphine Sarazin de Belmont, the thrill of these painters’ encounters with nature is palpable in their highly skilled, rapidly painted sketches. We see with their eyes and feel their wonder as they witness storm-torn skies, limpid rockpools, the dappled shade of a tree canopy or the awe-inspiring sight of an erupting volcano.

Some studied landscapes that were close to their homes and their hears, while others made arduous journeys to paint breathtaking sites ‘in the field’, from the Baltic coast and Swiss Alps to the ruins of Rome.

Through beautiful projections of the cellular structures of trees, spectacular footage of volcanoes, and mineral, rock and botanical specimens, the exhibition also highlights developments in the earth sciences each seeking, like painters of the time, to reveal ‘truths’ about the world we inhibit.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: The Fitzwilliam Museum Website Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk Telephone: +441223332900

Timing

In person

10:00am-5:00pm on Tuesday 3 May

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday every week from Tuesday 3 May until Monday 29 August

All times

Tue 3 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 10 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 13 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun 15 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 20 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 21 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 31 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 1 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 2 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sat 6 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Wed 24 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +441223332900