#fridayfocus… Irish Weather (#whatthefliuch)

As the rain pours down outside my office window, I came to think about how the Irish weather has been portrayed in visual art. My first thought was of blue-skied, cloud-filled paintings by Paul Henry, such as the National Gallery of Ireland’s A Connemara Village. Equally evocative I think, is his painting of Early Morning, Connemara, one ofContinue reading “#fridayfocus… Irish Weather (#whatthefliuch)”

#fridayfocus…Harry Kernoff’s sketches and drawings

This post is more of a ‘drawing-attention-to’ than a full post. As you will have noticed there has been no #fridayfocus in the past few weeks – I’ve been busy getting a chapter finished and then working on revisions, so I can get it wrapped up before starting on my AAH paper! So busy busy,Continue reading “#fridayfocus…Harry Kernoff’s sketches and drawings”

#fridayfocus… Walter Osborne, The Fish Market, Patrick Street, 1893.

For this week’s #fridayfocus, I’m staying with nineteenth century depictions of Dublin. In contrast to James Mahony’s panoramic view of the city which I discussed last week, this painting by Osborne brings us back down to street level, giving us a glimpse of everyday life in Dublin in the closing decades of the nineteenth century.Continue reading “#fridayfocus… Walter Osborne, The Fish Market, Patrick Street, 1893.”