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Dulwich Picture Gallery

  • Art
  • Dulwich
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  1. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Dulwich Picture Gallery | Photograph: Agnese Sanvito
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    Stuart Leech
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    TheyCallMeGT - Graham Turner
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    Adam Scott
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    Stuart Leech
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    TheyCallMeGT - Graham Turner
  7. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    TheyCallMeGT - Graham Turner
  8. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    TheyCallMeGT - Graham Turner
  9. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    TheyCallMeGT - Graham Turner
  10. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Agnese Sanvito
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    Dulwich Picture Gallery
  12. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Dulwich Picture Gallery

Time Out says

Lending weight to the idea that the best things come in small packages, this (relatively) bijou building is the oldest public art gallery in the UK and its bright spaces house a brilliant collection  including Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Gainsborough. It has recently branched out with an annual pavilion commission, just to give the Serpentine a run for its money, and its temporary shows are more than worth a trip across town for.

Dulwich Picture Gallery says
Dulwich Picture Gallery houses a collection of over 600 paintings, rich in European masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and Canaletto.

Details

Address:
Gallery Rd
London
SE21 7AD
Transport:
Rail: West Dulwich
Price:
Adults: £16.50* Concession: £8 Friends / under 18s: Free Under 30s: £5 - sign up at dpg.art/under30
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; bank hol Mons 11am-5pm (last adm 4.30pm).
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MK Čiurlionis: Between Worlds

  • 4 out of 5 stars

‘Nationalism’ is a right can of worms, and the term ‘nationalist art’ should have all right-thinking people putting on their coats and hurrying to the bus stop. But to not appreciate the yearning for a country, language, people and culture to call your own is to miss a lot of the impact of this strange, intense and magical show. Unless you’re Lithuanian (or Time Out’s UK editor Huw Oliver), you probably won’t have heard of MK Čiurlionis. This is partly because he was Lithuanian – and Lithuanian at a time when you weren’t allowed to be Lithuanian – and partly because he died in 1911 aged just 36, having produced almost all his work in the years 1902 to 1909. In his homeland, though, he is regarded as a genius, and this rare show of more than 100 of his works offers a chance to decide if that is true. Mikalojus Konstantinas won’t be to everyone’s taste, but if you persevere, you might find yourself warming to this poor old Baltic depressive. In Čiurlionis’s heyday, his country was under Russian rule and its native language and customs were banned. Later it became Polish, which was a bit better, but not perfect. His work continually reflects this liminal identity, but in surprising ways.  It’s strange, intense and magical If you have a problem with angels, demons, fantastical landscapes and lots and lots of small paintings in the same colour palette, you will decide that MK Čiurlionis is not a genius and that you should have stayed next door looking at a Rembrandt. His work sug

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