Colour Revolution Exhibition Visit and Exclusive Curator Tour

Thursday, 12 October 2023

Join us and book your ticket now for an exclusive talk with the exhibition’s curator, Matthew Winterbottom followed by a chance to see the exhibition Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design at the Ashmolean, Oxford, Thursday 12 October 2023, 13.30 - 16.00.

Matthew Winterbottom, Curator of Colour Revolution sill give us a bespoke introduction to the exhibition with particular focus on the dress represented in the exhibition.

The exhibition shows us how colour played and continues to play a key role in our ever evolving culture. It explores the impact of colour on Victorian Society, and fashion is represented with clothing and accessories including Queen Victoria’s black mourning dress contrasted with vibrant colourful garments.

Scientific developments in dye, for example, may have emboldened the palette for designers and manufacturers but their dangers were invariably overlooked. Works by artists including Ruskin, Rossetti and Whistler show how these artists of the time approached colour in a very different way. Bright colours of the former two contrast with the gentle hues of the latter. A similar parallel can be drawn between the conventional fashions of the second half of the nineteenth century and dress of the aesthetic movement.

This visit will appeal to members interested in fashion, interested in the relationship between fine art and fashion, students and specialists and those with a general curiosity, also those interested in 19th century fashion, development of colour, relationship between science and fashion, technology and fashion and of course to meet other members!

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