Things To Do in DullstroomDimitrov Art Gallery
Where? Corner of Teding Van Berkhout and Hugenote Streets, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga.
When? Open seven days a week.
How? Call +27 (0) 13 254-0524
How much? Price on request
On any given weekend, you can find a small crowd outside the Dimitrov art gallery in the picturesque Mpumalanga town of Dullstroom. Unusual for a well-established artist, reminiscent almost of a Parisian scene, but here you experience it: someone wants his/her portrait painted; they take a pose on the veranda outside the gallery; Branko Dimitrov paints the head and shoulders in bold brush strokes; a while later, the portrait is completed - and the onlookers cheer and clap!
On the walls in the gallery, you find many paintings on music. A songstress in a red dress. A violinist. A few guitar players. Classical music plays softly in the background. The colours swirl from the paintings into the mind; they leave you feeling lightheaded.
As you turn a corner on the soft Persian carpet, you feel your body caught up in a whirl of hues and notes and fragrances. You almost do not want to conclude the turn; you want it to last and last. And you realise: you want to dance!