Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts Medieval to 17th Century

Early Irish Art Bibliography at Celtic Art & Cultures High Crosses High Crosses, or Celtic Crosses as they are also known, are found throughout Ireland on old monastic sites. These High Crosses are along with the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow, Ireland’s biggest contribution to Western European Art of the middle ages. […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 18th Century

James Barry (1741–1806) is now regarded as perhaps the most important Neo–classical painter of eighteenth century Britain. Through his writing and lectures, as well was through his art, Barry expressed a belief in the advancement of human civilization through education and political liberty, beliefs which amounted to heresy for many in the eighteenth century. Among […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 19th Century

William Mulready(1786-1863) was born in Ennis on April 1st, 1786. His family moved to Dublin within a year or so of his birth and in 1792 again moved to London, where the Mulready household resided at Compton Street, Soho, where his father continued his trade as a leather–breeches maker.Mulready’s talent was cultivated initially by the […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 19th Century 2

Frederick William Burton painter and museum director. He was taught painting by the Brocas brothers in Dublin and, like them, he specialized in watercolours. He soon established himself as a portrait painter, and he had many notable sitters in Dublin. One of his famous paintings is The Meeting on the Turret Stairs. ArtMagick W.G. Barry […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 20th Century

Sir John Lavery (1856–1941)William Orpen(1878–1931) Born in Stillorgan, County Dublin, William Newenham Montague Orpen was a fine draughtsman and a popular painter of the well–to–do in the period leading up to World War I. He was also involved in the Celtic revival and he took part in the attempt there to find a visual counterpart […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 20th Century 2

NIVAL 20th century and contemporary Irish Art & Design Library The Artists’ Database was compiled in order to improve public access to the Library’s extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists. It is a reference database that contains basic biographical and work details on each artist. It is important to realise that […]

Harry Clarke illus of Hans Anderson Fairytales

Visual Arts 21st Century

Ireland Through its Photographers The landscape of Ireland seen through the lens of contemporary Irish Photographers. – My Ireland Tour