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The neo-Gothic building containing the Oxford University Museum of Natural History was designed by the Irish architects Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward. The museum's design was directly influenced by the writings of critic John Ruskin, who involved himself by making various suggestions to Woodward during construction. Construction began in 1855, and the building was ready for occupancy in 1860. This spectacular glass roof with its sweeping ironwork, interspersed with ornate organic designs, is supported by rows of cast iron pillars holding the roof up like the branches of a tree. For me, the pattern made by the industrial ironwork set against the light coming in through the glass politely said to me: 'Here's a picture on a plate for you!' Victorian, Gothic, Industrial, Organic: what's not to like? I did the sky in purple; just because I could. My daughter studied for a year in Oxford and we used to come here quite a bit, if only for a cup of coffee in the 1st floor balcony cafe, where you can stare down at the museum and, more importantly, up at the roof. This painting could make an interesting pair with that of the Covered Market.

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#urban  #poster  #art deco  #oxford  #museum 

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. (2016)


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