Lines of vision : Irish writers on art

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR8874.A78 L56 2014x
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR8874.A78 L56 2014x
Marking the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, celebrated Irish writers find inspiration in its magnificent collection

In 1864 the National Gallery of Ireland opened to the public in Dublin. It then housed just 112 paintings. Today the gallery holds over 15,000 works of European art and is notable both for its extensive collection of Irish art and its Italian baroque and Dutch masters paintings.

For this anthology, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, fifty-six Irish writers have contributed short stories, essays, and poems inspired by pictures in the collection. These literary responses to art are by turns profound, playful, and insightful. Authors include acclaimed figures in contemporary Irish literature, such as Colm Tóibín, John Banville, John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, Colum McCann, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, John Montague, and Seamus Heaney. The pictures that the writers have selected are intriguingly diverse. They range from old master paintings by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, El Greco, and Velázquez to works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard, as well as works by Irish artists such as Jack B. Yeats, John Lavery, Gerard Dillon, and Paul Henry.

The book is organized alphabetically by writer and each text is illustrated with the chosen work in color. Edited with preface by Janet McLean, Curator of European Art 1850-1950 at the NGI.
I remember those days / Chris Agee
Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ / John Banville
Determination / Alex Barclay
On the devil's disc / Kevin Barry
St Jerome by Bartolomeo Passarotti / Sebastian Barry
Jack B. Yeats's Grief (1951) / Dermot Bolger
Gallery / Eva Bourke
The poachers / John Boyne
The singing horseman / Moya Cannon
What happens at night / Evelyn Conlon
Cordélie / Philip Davison
Paul Henry, Moonlight / Gerald Dawe
Night prayer / John F. Deane
William Mulready's The sonnet / Gerard Donovan
Ernest Meissonier, Cavalry in the snow : Moreau and Dessoles before Hohenlinden / Theo Dorgan
A morning in a city / Roddy Doyle
A painting and a poem / Bernard Farrell
The NGI guide / Carlo Gébler
Jack B. Yeats's The Liffey swim (1923) / Alan Glynn
Crucifixion / Vona Groarke
Vacances / Kerry Hardie
The return from the market / Noëlle Harrison
Banks of a canal / Seamus Heaney
The goose girl / Christine Dwyer Hickey
The Return of the goats by John Lavery / Declan Hughes
Le déjeuner / Jennifer Johnston
James Arthur O'Connor, Ballinrobe House / Thomas Kilroy
Paintings / Michael Longley
Before the start / Martin Malone
Launching the currach / Aoife Mannix
Propellers / Colum McCann
James Barry, Self-portrait as Timanthes / Thomas McCarthy
The director of sunlight / Medbh McGuckian
A white horse / Frank McGuinness
Magdalene, Alice Maher / Eoin McNamee
Artist's studio, Abbey Road / Paula Meehan
El Greco's St Francis receiving the stigmata / John Montague
Charles Emile Jacque : Poultry among trees / Paul Muldoon
Men of destiny / Nuala Ní Chonchúir
A musicians' gallery / Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Castles in the air / Eilís Ní Dhuibhne
After Gulliver / Julie O'Callaghan
Memo to a painter / Dennis O'Driscoll
The lamentation over the dead Christ / Michael O'Siadhail
The kitchen maid / Leanne O'Sullivan
Argenteuil / Justin Quinn
Child's play / Billy Roche
Onuphrius / Gabriel Rosenstock
Grace / Donal Ryan
The anniversary / Patricia Scanlan
Brueghel : The wedding in the barn / Peter Sirr
John B. Yeats / Colm Tóibín
I stepped into allegory / William Wall
Members of the Sheridan family / Macdara Woods
The piper in the snow / Vincent Woods
Lost angels / Enda Wyley.

Additional Information
Subjects Irish literature.
Art -- Literary collections.
Art criticism.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Contributors McLean, Janet, 1972- editor.
National Gallery of Ireland.
Language English
Notes "Over fifty acclaimed Irish novelists, playwrights and poets have selected pictures from the National Gallery of Ireland as starting points to explore ideas and tell stories"--Front jacket flap.
Description 232 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780500517567
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