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Instead of ironing, you could… Visit Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, the oldest art gallery in England, is hosting a brilliant new exhibition dedicated to the “God of painting” Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

 

Murillo specialises in the depiction of the poor with empathy and insight and rose to fame during the Victoria era. Post 20th century has seen a decline in popularity with some suggest the likes of Caravaggio, Velazquez, Ribera and the Carracci paint a much more accurate portrayal.

 

Despite the conflicting views,  The Independent’s Andrew Graham Dixon rated the exhibition 4/5 stars suggests that (although others may do it even better) his paintings deserves a large amount of admiration.

 

Where? Gallery Road,  SE21 7AD

 

Nearest Train? West Dulwich

 

 

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