Dulwich Picture Gallery Articles

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

Living Nowhere

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

Scene from Omkara (Othello)

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 […]

After Astrup

May Moon, undated, colour woodcut, 191 x 253 mm.

As if a woodcut could be made of every life and slowly filled with different emphases, shades, could we in middle age still alter the way the picture seems, like a painter adding touches, so […]

Why Astrup?

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Blenched and stark, occluded in almost perpetual dark in winter and wintered in autumn, (see allotment cabbages already burned by early snow!), this aweful landscape of jagged and rounded rocks was all the idyll Astrup […]

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