Dulwich Picture Gallery Articles

Two young ladies meet after 350 years to finally hear the music

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One of the most loved paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery is Gerrit Dou’s A woman playing a clavichord, but it has a sister painting, Young Lady playing the Virginal. This famous work of art is […]

GalleryFilm: A season of delights for film lovers

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Liz Buchanan leads the team behind GalleryFilm but it is the choice of the team, and sometimes on advice from the audience, that films are picked. “I hate the word iconic, but that is what […]

Artist, feminist, style icon: Winifred Knights

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Her gaze is level, unwavering; her concentration absolute. Her dark hair is drawn back, Mona Lisa style, from a neat centre-parting. In this accomplished, early self-portrait, she knows exactly what she’s doing, and she’s about to […]

Living Nowhere: Dulwich College collaborates with Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts ‘Living Nowhere’ an exhibition in collaboration with Dulwich College, Mystart and Film Aid International. It was very appropriate for “Living Nowhere” to be launched on World Refugee Day at the Dulwich […]

Astrup Paintings

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When work is finished, time to admire the picturesque. Flawless harmony. Haiku by June Webster Sciortino

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Nikolai Astrup, A Clear Night in June, 1905-1907, Oil on canvas, 148 x 152 cm, The Savings Bank Foundation DNB/The Astrup Collection/KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Photo © Dag Fosse/KODE

In late Victorian times a painting called The Light of the World was taken around the Empire to be viewed like an Anglican icon. Thousands queued and many wept over a romantic-religious work by Holman Hunt […]

Upcoming Festival: Indian Shakespeares on Screen

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From 27 -30 April, a festival of talks, screenings, workshops and a display of Indian Shakespeare movie memorabilia, will be held at the Asia House (27-29) and the BFI Southbank in London (29-30). The festival […]

David Shillinglaw Refurbishes Samson and Delilah Street Art

Samson and Delilah by David Shillinglaw, photo courtesy of Liz Vanderau

Artist David Shillinglaw unveiled a revamped version of Samson and Delilah last Thursday after the original was tagged and defaced. Three years ago, David Shillinglaw was asked to reinterpret a painting from the Dulwich Picture […]

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