Peter Davidson is a senior research fellow in Renaissance and Baroque Studies and fellow curator at Campion Hall at the University of Oxford. His book ‘Relics, Dreams, Voyages: World Baroque’ will be published in July 2024 by Manchester University Press

The Flemish Masters whose striking sketches still draw the eye

An exhibition at the Ashmolean suggests that for Rubens and his peers, graphite, ink and chalk were not simply preparatory tools but a means of reinventing matter

26 Mar 2024