Continuing the series of the inspiration behind the recent murals created as part of Baroque the Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival, where a group of internationally renowned street artists were asked to interpret paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery‘s permanent Baroque collection on walls around Dulwich.
Thierry Noir, famous for painting the Berlin Wall during the 1980s, chose to interpret Giambattista Tiepolo’s Joseph Receiving Pharaoh’s Ring. He incorporated all the figures, pulling them apart in order to fit the long wall.
Thierry talked about his choice on the BBC news item made about the project, click here and see 1.55 minutes in.
Last year Stik began this interpretation project with 6 murals based on paintings from Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the one on the smaller wall of the bowling building in Dulwich Park, he chose Bartolome Esteban Murillo’s Three Boys. This painting worked very well for him as his paintings are all about relationships between people.
MadC, the only woman artists in the project, chose to interpret Van Huysum, Still Life with Flowers in a Stone Vase 1731-2 on the back of the tennis practice wall in Belair Park. This wall is easily missed, but is an extraordinary gem of a mural. It is next to the path from West Dulwich Station into Belair Park and its really worth stopping and looking at it carefully, in particular the details in the same way as its worth spending time in front of the original in Dulwich Picture Gallery. MadC has taken elements of the painting and arranged them on a portrait wall, incorporating them in her signature tag – MADC. DOV interview with her here.
SadlyxDulwich Picture Gallery is closed at the moment, but it opens on 12 June, at which time you can see the originals.
Here is a map of all the other murals that are part of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery.