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National Gallery – Tour of Collection in April

Public Tour Highlights of Collection Tour date : Saturday,16/04/2016 at 12:30 – 13:00 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) – The Taking of Christ, 1602 The extraordinary story of how ‘The … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The RHA – Annual Show

  RHA – Annual Show is on now The 186th Annual Exhibition runs from March 22, 2016 until June 11, 2016 at the RHA, Ely Place, Dublin 2. Its a … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Woman 1 – Willem de Kooning

Woman 1  –  Willem De Kooning Before commencing this painting ‘Woman, 1’  De Kooning made  numerous preliminary studies, repainting this work repeatedly as a result this painting took an unusually long time to complete. … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is on in April – Tom Climent Artist – In Its Reflection

   Tom Climent – the Solomon A new exhibition entitled ‘In Its Reflection’ by the Cork based artist Tom Climent has opened at the Solomon Gallery, Balfe Street, Dublin 2. The exhibition continues … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is on in April – Hugh Lane Gallery

  Our Kind Our Kind  (runs from 10 March 2016 – 02 October 2016  at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1) is a short film by Alan Phelan … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The study of three figures at the base of the cruisifixtion – Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon – Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixtion I have always found this work by Francis Bacon to be simultaneously compelling and repelling.   It’s disturbing to … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Seasons – Lee Krasner

I  have always been a big fan of Lee Krasner’s work.  Her work was somewhat over shadowed by the gigantic presence of her husband the Abstract Expressionism artist Jackson Pollock.  When Pollock died in  1956, Krasner developed a … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blue Poles No. 11- Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock – Blue Poles No. 11  Jackson Pollock was a leading figure in the abstract expressionism movement that was prevalent in New York in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  He was known for his unique … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seagram Painting – Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko Seagram Painting The seven paintings of Mark Rothko’s “Seagram Murals” series were created by Rothko (1903-1970)  as a result of a commission to decorate one room of what … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reclining Head of Julia II – Frank Auerbach

A detail from Reclining Head of Julia II.  Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London. Photograph: Johansen Krause  Unlike his close friend, the late Lucien Freud who who seemed to know and paint … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment
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