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Painting Dublin, 1886-1949: Visualising a Changing City (Paperback)
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Painting Dublin, 1886-1949: Visualising a Changing City (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 19/10/2021
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Delving into a hitherto unexplored aspect of Irish art history, Painting Dublin, 1886-1949 examines the depiction of Dublin by artists from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Artists' representations of the city have long been markers of civic pride and identity, yet in Ireland such artworks have been overlooked in favour of the rural and pastoral. Framed by the shift from city of empire to capital of an independent republic, this book examines artworks by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, Harry Kernoff, Estella Solomons and Flora Mitchell, encompassing a variety of urban views and artistic themes. While Dublin is already renowned for its representation in literature, this book will demonstrate the many attractions it held for Ireland's artists, offering a vivid visualisation of the city's streets and inhabitants at a crucial time in its history.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526161185
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A rich - and enriching - volume, informed by an obvious love of the city.'
Sunday Times Culture

'At heart an academic text ... Painting Dublin is also a good read due to Milligan's engaging style and passion for her subject.'
Irish Times

'With over a hundred illustrations (59 figures and 45 color plates) the volume is a visual treat. Extensive endnotes reveal the research behind the book and the index includes useful thematic entries. [...] Painting Dublin combines a wonderful art exhibition and a stimulating walking tour through multiple Dublins past and
present. You may never walk down the same streets again.'
Irish Literary Supplement, Ciaran Wallace

'From chapter two on, you reach pages that are undeniably full of interest and zest, revelaing warmth for, and even enjoyment in, the works the author analyses.'
Irish Arts Review, Hilary Pyle

'This lucid book moves beyond conventioanl Irish art history and representations of Dublin [...] Painting Dublin challenges us to relect on a more open, interpretative and alternative understanding of how Irish visual identity was shaped.'
History Ireland, Sylvie Kleinman

'Painting Dublin is a valuable and refreshing addition to the literature on the city and to Irish art history. It uncovers fascinating insights into the relationship of visual artists to their maligned but much-loved metropolis.'
Museum Ireland, Roisin Kennedy -- .

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