As part of my Phd research on depictions of Dublin in visual art, I have also been looking at written descriptions of the city through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While my main source has been guidebooks, in the past few weeks I’ve concentrated on other written sources – fiction, drama, and poetry. One ofContinue reading ““in the first glow of such a February sun”: Gerald Blount’s walk in Dublin”
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#fridayfocus… Some thoughts on Harry Kernoff’s ‘From the Custom House Steps’, 1933.
On Monday next, this beautiful watercolour by Harry Kernoff RHA (1900 – 1974) will be auctioned at Whyte’s, Dublin. Seeing it in the catalogue and on their blog brought me back to when I was writing up my M.Phil thesis on the artist, and I used this image to bring my discussion of theContinue reading “#fridayfocus… Some thoughts on Harry Kernoff’s ‘From the Custom House Steps’, 1933.”
A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin
A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin This evening I came across this fascinating documentary on Dublin on the RTE Player. Made by a Polish producer in the 1960s, it opens combines footage of the city with quotes from James Joyce, and different Dubliners talking about the changing city. One of the most interesting parts is lookingContinue reading “A Stranger’s Notebook on Dublin”