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.
Tuppenceworth.ie 02: The Farm at Lezaven, Finistere by Roderic O’Connor and The Wave by Nathaniel Hone
This week (ok, fortnight) the podcast takes in two paintings by Irish Artists influenced by the French Impressionists and working in the 1890s. Conveniently, The Farm at Lezaven, Finistere by Roderic O'Connor and The Wave by Nathaniel Hone hang right beside each other. They're both to be found in Room 19, Milltown Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland.
After a bit of a rethink and a rejiggle, I've come back with a rather more polished edition of the National Gallery of Ireland Guide podcast. This week (yes, I'm still aiming for weekly) I talk about Francis Denby's The Opening Of The Sixth Seal. It is a huge, gloomy picture of the apocalypse that used to entrance me as a child.
This week I talk about Francis Denby’s The Opening Of The Sixth Seal. It is a huge, gloomy picture of the apocalypse that used to entrance me as a child. I discuss the sublime, Romanticism, the campaign for emacipation of slaves and quote the Bible all in less than 5 minutes.