Tom Hunter’s ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’ is featured in the ‘Reframed: The Woman in the Window’ exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
4 May – 4 September 2022
Guardian review of the exhibition
In Spring 2022, the Dulwich Picture Gallery will present Reframed: The Woman in the Window, the first exhibition to explore the enigmatic motif of the ‘woman in the window’.
Featuring artworks from ancient civilisations to present day, the exhibition will bring together over 50 works by artists including Tom Hunter, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, David Hockney, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread to reveal how artists have long used the motif to elicit a particular kind of response ranging from empathy to voyeurism.
Featuring sculpture, painting, print, photography, film and installation art, the exhibition will identify the key geographic locations, cultures and time periods for which the ‘woman in the window’ had a particular meaning and what the motif reveals about issues of gender and visibility.
Highlights will include ancient works on loan from The British Museum, Louise Bourgeois’ My Blue Sky (1989-2003), David Hockney’s The Tower Had One Window (1969), Howard Hodgkin’s Girl by a Window (1964) and our very own Girl at a Window (1645) by Rembrandt, the initial point of inspiration for the exhibition.
“A show of about 40 works, old masters through to modernists, all of which feature the same entrancingly enigmatic motif.” The Times
“Including fantastic painters such as Rembrandt and David Hockney, it’s a great line up to highlight why this theme has recurred throughout the ages.” Londonist
“Looking at a traditional artistic motif and how the simple conjunction of a female figure and light through glass places the viewer as intruder, witness, lover or voyeur.” New Statesman
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD
Tel: 020 8693 5254
The Gallery is open from Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.