Thursday, May 31, 2012

Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland at Hugh Lane

This is an exhibition I hope to get to this weekend, but it is on until the 21st October at the Hugh Lane gallery on Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern IrelandRevolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland
"2012 is the centenary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to the British Parliament. Although passed, Home Rule was never implemented due to the outbreak of World War I. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is marking this historic milestone with the exhibition, Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland, which explores the political and cultural context. The Gallery is uniquely placed to tell the visual story of this turbulent and complex period in Irish history.

The exhibition features over 70 paintings, sculptures and drawings, from both the collection of The Hugh Lane and from The Ulster Museum. Many of Ireland’s finest portrait painters are represented including William Orpen, John B. Yeats, John Lavery, Sarah Purser and Sarah Cecilia Harrison. Stunning images of Irish life and landscape by artists such as Jack B. Yeats, Grace Henry, Se├ín Keating and Paul Henry are also included. Auguste Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Antonio Mancini add an international dimension."

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