DPG Exhibitions Articles

Vanessa Bell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Vanessa Bell was a visionary, a modern woman always on the brink of something new.  An exhibit on her life and work opened at the Dulwich Picture Gallery on 8 February and will be running […]

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibit: Adriaen van de Velde

The Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts the very first exhibition dedicated to Dutch painter, Adriaen van de Velde, which will be on display until 15 Jan 2017. The exhibit, Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of […]

Artist, feminist, style icon: Winifred Knights

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 […]

Astrup Paintings

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

Broad canvas

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 […]

After Astrup

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?

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 […]

Planting in May

Full moon in the far far north, the hill a huge dusky animal, crouching. On the lower slopes a woman – also crouched, furtive in the half-dark. A sense of secrecy – anticipation… She’s planting […]

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