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Essays on art in the National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery: The Liffey Swim and Islandbridge Regatta by Jack B. Yeats

Hand in your coats, turn right and you’ll come to the Yeats Rooms. The two paintings hang side by side on your left. One, The Liffey Swim, is probably one of the most famous modern Irish works. The other, Islandbridge … Continue reading

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El Greco – St Francis Receiving The Stigmata

El Greco’s St Francis Receiving The Stigmata is the first of a series of short reflections on pieces in the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square. I do have a rather handsome photograph of the painting, which I would … Continue reading

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