Portraits by John Butler Yeats

Portraits by John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats’s 1901 portrait of his daughter Susan, pioneer of the Irish arts and crafts movement, is one of the great paintings in this mini showcase of the Irish artist’s work. She was apparently her father’s favourite model. Here, she leans in to the...
Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art

Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art

Lines of Vision, Irish Writers on Art – Edited by Janet McLean Thames and Hudson, £19.95 HB The National Gallery of Ireland curator Janet McLean set no small task when she asked fifty six Irish writers to pick an artwork from the collection and write. One...

NGI Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014

Heads up! The closing date for the inaugural National Gallery of Ireland Hennessy Portrait Prize is 31 July 2014. The competition is open to artists working in any medium and either resident in Ireland or an Irish citizen living abroad. The judges are Dr Declan Long...

Last chance to see Munch prints

If you’ve yet to see the Edvard Munch show at the National Gallery of Ireland, make some time this weekend as the exhibition closes on Sunday 6 December. These forty prints by the man best known for his iconic Scream put surprising flesh on the bones of...

Audio: Turner watercolours at NGI, 2000

listen to ‘Audio: Turner watercolours at the National Gallery’ on Audioboo Cristín Leach interviews Fionnuala Croake, Curator of Exhibitions at the National Gallery of Ireland, in January 2000, on the 100th anniversary of the Vaughan Bequest of Turner...

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