Joseph Wright of Derby’s Antigonus in the Storm is on display for a limited time at the AGO as part of the exhibition Drama and Desire: Artists and the Theatre.
Grab a life preserver! The AGO has recreated the sound and light effects of a real storm at sea.
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This painting illustrates a violent storm in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale.” Check out the shipwreck at the right and bouncing bear in the foreground!
To bring the experience to life at the AGO, the sounds of crashing waves, thunder, and sea gulls are accompanied by flashes of lighting. Visitors can turn the handle on two sound machines traditionally used in 18th century theatre productions. One imitates the wind (from canvas passing over wood) and the other rain (from beads rotating in a drum.)
Visit the Gallery and take advantage of this rare opportunity to make noise at the AGO!