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Painting detail of Poussin's "The Triumph of David", on cover of 'Unlocking Paintings', by Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Unlocking Paintings

By (author) Helen Hillyard
By (author) Jennifer Scott


Publishing 24th Jan 2024
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  • The first comprehensive guide to the masterpieces of one of Britain’s most important painting collections, Dulwich Picture Gallery
  • Offers an accessible introduction for any art lover looking for the tools to understand paintings and historic works of art
  • Gives fresh, contemporary perspectives on the art of the past
Full Description

Unlocking Paintings is a new guide, highlighting masterpieces from the collection of Dulwich Picture Gallery while also offering universal tools to help ‘unlock’ the secrets behind any work of art.
This book provides an in-depth look into the mind of the artist and the unique context in which they created their art, finding new perspectives that show exactly why these works are still so powerful today. 

About the Author

Helen Hillyard is the Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery. She has previously worked in the curatorial departments at the National Gallery, London, and Birmingham Museums, and studied at the University of Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Jennifer Scott is the Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. She was previously Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath, having previously worked as Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust. 

Dulwich Picture Gallery
Publish date
24th Jan 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
5.71 in x 8.27 in
224 Pages
40 color
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