We went to see the Reframed exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The show brings together a variety of art works that use the image of a female visible at a window or other portal. This theme is traced back to classical works, and then followed in portrait paintings from the Renaissance onwards. As it gets to the later 19th century it includes works by female artists, sometimes knowingly exploiting the theme and its history. It is mostly paintings and some sculptures, though the most recent items include videos and photographs.
Cartes-de-visite (visiting cards) used by early photographers like business cards:
Some works relating to life during the pandemic and lockdowns:
The exhibition guide available with 2 alternative selections of front image: either Botticelli or Ategwa.