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Inspiration, appropriation and imitation in art history

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Join Dulwich Picture Gallery Curator, Helen Hillyard, and guests for this talk investigating the greater impact of inspiration, homage, appropriation and imitation throughout art history.

This talk is organised in response to the display True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman. According to 18th century gossip, the Dutch painter Philips Wouwerman (1619–68) was a plagiarist. It was said that the painter stole the drawings of the dead artist Pieter van Laer and subsequently used them for his own works. Wouwerman went on to become one of the most successful artists of his generation creating over 600 paintings. Why was Wouwerman accused, what does this reveal about the artistic culture of the time, and how has our attitude changed today?

Your ticket includes free entry to the display True Crime: The Case of Philips Wouwerman from 6.30pm.  

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the conversation. 

  • Shahidha Bari

    Shahidha Bari
  • Jake Wood-Evans

    Jake Wood-Evans

Speakers

Shahidha Bari  

Shahidha Bari is a critic, academic and broadcaster. She is a Professor at LCF at the University of the Arts London. Among her many roles, Shahidha has been a judge for the Forward Poetry Prizes, the Baillie Gifford Prize and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman History Prize. Currently, she is a member of the judging panel for the 2022 Booker Prize.

Jake Wood - Evans

Wood-Evans’ work has been exhibited at galleries in London and across the UK, as well as international art fairs. He has worked with museums including Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, The Holburne, Bath, Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France. Wood-Evans’ work can be found in private collections internationally.

Image: Philips Wouwerman, Two Horsemen near a Fountain, c.1650–1652, DPG79