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An easily accessible overview of the best of Irish art


16-09-2015 11:00

In 50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know Dr Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, former Curator of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland, expertly selects key works of Irish art that simply must be seen.

 

Ranging from ancient times to the modern day, these renowned works – each of them available for public viewing – are reproduced in gorgeous colour and accompanied by an explanation of their significance and a short biography of the artist, including some of Ireland’s most popular and enduring talents such as Paul Henry, Harry Clarke and Jack B. Yeats.

 

In sharing the unique stories behind each work, Síghle provides a glimpse into the artist’s world, encouraging us to take a closer look – to really see and understand each work of art. The result is a fun and practical art history lesson by a well-known Irish Art Historian.

 

On why she wrote the book, Síghle says:


‘The writing of this book has provided me with the wonderful opportunity to share my abiding passion for Irish art with everyone who enjoys visiting galleries, museums and public sites of artistic interest. I hope 50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know will become a favourite, well-thumbed guide, inspiring its readers to develop a deep appreciation of the art of Ireland.’

 

50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know will be published by Gill Books on Friday, 18th September 2015, priced at €19.99.

For further information, please contact Emma Lynam, Publicity Executive 01 500 9506, elynam@gill.ie.



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