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Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design

Changing ideas, changing colors
Charlotte Ribeyrol is the co-curator of the “Color Revolution” exhibition opening 21st September at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. This ERC recipient’s interdisciplinary research has brought new perspectives of color production in this rich exhibition.

  • From September 21st to February 18th

  • Exposition
  • John Sainsbury Exhibition Galleries, Floor 3, 
    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford 
    OX1 2PH

The ‘Colour Revolution’ exhibition offers visitors well over one hundred objects that demonstrate this astonishing range of vibrant colours of the Victorian age.

Charlotte Ribeyrol

Based on Charlotte Ribeyrol’s ‘Chromotope’ interdisciplinary research project is now subject of an exhibition that combines research with art, fashion and design, presenting a dazzling version of the Victorian world. 

Far from being simply a matter of taste, colour is a central aspect of culture, whether past or present. This is particularly true of the Victorian age (1837-1901), during which a ‘colour revolution’ took place following the invention of the first artificial coal-tar dyes. New attitudes towards colour production and perception shaped art and literature movements all over Europe.

For those who can make the trip across the channel, the exhibition can be seen until 18th February.

Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design
21 September 2023-18 February 2024
Open Daily, 10:00-17:00
John Sainsbury Exhibition Galleries, Floor 3, 
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford 
Tickets: £6.00-£17.00 available at the Museum or online
Catalogue: £25.00 available to purchase at the Museum or online

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CHROMOTOPE explores what happened to colour in the 19th century, and notably how the ‘chromatic turn’ of the 1850s mapped out new ways of thinking about colour in literature, art, science and technology throughout Europe.

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