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The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish and European fine art
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
Have a lovely weekend, everyone! We'll leave you with the latest in our Mindfulness and Art series: William John Leech's Aloes, South of France, c.1915/17.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
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"These pieces were highly popular in his time. Issued in sets of 12, they each came with a printed description of the birds and flowers, and a dedication from the artist. These watercolours were inserted into black and gold japanned frames to enhance their decorative quality."
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
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"To create these charming, somewhat curious, pieces, the designs were impressed from the back on to sheets of coarse grey paper using copper plates, so that the image stood out in relief. The compositions were coloured by Dixon himself, and several artists whom he employed."
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
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Niamh says: “This is one of two embossed pictures in the collection by this 18th century Irish artist. He became noted for his flower and bird pictures in basso-relievo."
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
It's Friday, which means Curator's Choice! Niamh MacNally is Curator of our Prints and Drawings Study Room, and she has chosen this watercolour by Samuel Dixon called A White-Headed Parrot, Tortoise-Shell and Rock Underwing Butterflies (c.1755).
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
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Thank you! We're really glad to be able to give people the opportunity to see it (online for now, and in person from 20 July).
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National Gallery of Ireland May 29
"The TV adaptation must choose other languages for getting viewers inside the characters’ heads. Art proves the ideal medium." An interesting read about what the art featured in Normal People tells us about the characters and their bond.
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Other Voices May 29
Good morning! Lots of people have been asking where they can rewatch performances. + are continuing to broadcast 30 minute edited versions of the concerts on Thursdays. Here's the full schedule! Enjoy.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
Lovely work, well done!
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
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You're welcome!
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
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📽️Take a look back at this series of short films that we made at the time, with lots of behind the scenes footage and interviews exploring the complexities that our conservators and art handlers encountered during the project!
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
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In 2010, this enormous painting was part of a major conservation and research project. Funded by Bank of America, teams from all across the Gallery were involved in various aspects, and there was invaluable input from international colleagues, too.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
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Paintings, like history, can be interpreted in many different ways, and debate surrounds Maclise's interpretation of this marriage scene.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
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Their union has often been identified as representing the formal establishment of a Norman foothold in Ireland. Conceived for the decoration of the Palace of Westminster, Maclise's painting is a wilfully ambiguous representation of the victorious Normans and the vanquished Irish.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
Our Work of the Day is Daniel Maclise's monumental painting, The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (c.1854). It depicts the marriage at Waterford in 1170 of the Norman, Richard de Clare (Strongbow) and Aoife, daughter of Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster.
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National Gallery of Ireland May 28
Wonderful! Love seeing all this at home creativity! 🐬😻
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National Gallery of Ireland May 27
Has anyone recently taken up sketching? ✏️ Among other things, a sketchbook can be a fascinating snapshot of a moment in your life, or of a particular place and time. In the first in a new series, we look at some sketchbooks in our collection!
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National Gallery of Ireland May 27
Congratulations to on the publication of his book! 👏 We worked with Dara last year during our Shaping Ireland exhibition, when he recorded a fascinating podcast for us (linked below), so we really can't wait to read this!
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National Gallery of Ireland May 27
Congratulations Dara! Can't wait to read it! 👏
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National Gallery of Ireland May 27
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These passports were kindly donated to the Gallery's Centre for the Study of Irish Art collection in 2012 by Patrick Murphy. You can see the paintings by Mary Swanzy in our collection here, if you'd like:
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