Publication date: September 2013
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday 02 November 2012 to Sunday 14 April 2013
The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe. Monarchs vied for territorial power, religious reformers questioned the central tenets of the church and scholars sought greater understanding of their world. Against this backdrop, artists produced works of extraordinarily diverse subject matter and superb technical skill. This exhibition brings together over 100 works by the greatest Northern European artists of the period. Among the highlights are prints and drawings by Albrecht Dürer, mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, and preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger displayed alongside the finished oil portraits.
Even if you can't get to London to see this lovely exhibition, which was shown in Edinburgh last year at Holyrood, do take a look at the website, which is as informative as it is beautiful.
Whispering Gallery is a 44-page magazine published by the Dorothy Dunnett Society. It contains articles and letters about the works of Dorothy Dunnett, the periods and locations in which they are set, and news about the Society’s activities. Whispering Gallery is published four times a year.
Highlights of Issue 116, despatched to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in September 2012:
- Oxford Day 2012
- Dorothy Dunnett’s Fictional Mothers
- Will Scott as Reader
- Alice Perrers: A Fine Rival to Oonagh O’Dwyer
- Macbeth and his Origins, Pt 1
- The Plots Thicken: ‘Same Difference’ and The Lymond Chronicles
- Discovering Dorothy Dunnett
- Living Dreams
- Reivers Reviewed: The Common Riding at Langholm
- Alfred, Fraud Tennyson
Philippa "is even more of a presence here than in the preceding instalment, her narrative weight almost equal to Lymond’s, and at least to my taste, considerably less annoying. Although it has to be said that for the first time in the series I found Lymond neither cringe- nor eyeroll-inducing through the course of a whole novel – I am not sure whether by this volume Dorothy Dunnett has matured as a writer, or whether Lymond has matured as a character but his usual melodramatic histrionics seem to be completely absent from The Ringed Castle".