Upon leaving he National Gallery in Dublin during Easter week 1916, its registrar James Stephens was struck by the rumor of death and war that gripped the air, one hundred years on, the National Gallery has chosen to evaluate the depiction of the Rising and many other seismic Irish historical events as a contribution to Ireland's Decade of Centenaries.
Creating History Stories of Ireland in Art comprises paintings by artists working from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, depicting or inspired by episodes in Irish History, from the arrival of St Patrick to the establishment of the Free State. John Lavery, Francis Wheatley, Jan Wyck, Sean Keating and Jack B Yeats are some of the major artists represented, their masterworks lavishly reproduced within. Leading historians access these vital works in a fascinating selection of essays, situating them and the episodes they represent in a broad political social and aesthetic context.
Creating History - Stories of Ireland in Art
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