Dulwich Picture Gallery Articles

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 […]

Upcoming Festival: Indian Shakespeares on Screen

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

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

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 […]

Harmoniemusik – acclaimed ensemble known for its versatility and entertaining concerts

Paul Guinery has a voice like spiced honey and according to a radio critic he is the voice of BBC Radio 3. Someone at the upper echelons of the radio station must have heard that […]

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 […]

Full Moon Planting

Clapboard houses, filled with dark eyes, watch the full moon rise, as the sun sets, and barren fields cry out for Spring’s relief. Bound by their small home place the women looked from windows, saw […]

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