Ireland's Art, Ireland's History: Representing Ireland, 1845 to Present - Bhreathnach-Lynch, Síghle
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Until recently little attention was paid to the role of art in constructing the storyof theIrish nation. This wide-ranging study of Irish pictures and sculpture opens up the subject byproviding a fresh interdisciplinary approach. Each work is analyzed beyond its strictly arthistorical relevance. A deeper investigation into the context in which a work was producedreveals much about the aspirations and ideological ambitions of artists, those commissioningworks, and the viewing public. The study of such diverse topics as the representation of theIrish peasant, the behind-the-scenes tensions in…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Until recently little attention was paid to the role of art in constructing the storyof theIrish nation. This wide-ranging study of Irish pictures and sculpture opens up the subject byproviding a fresh interdisciplinary approach. Each work is analyzed beyond its strictly arthistorical relevance. A deeper investigation into the context in which a work was producedreveals much about the aspirations and ideological ambitions of artists, those commissioningworks, and the viewing public. The study of such diverse topics as the representation of theIrish peasant, the behind-the-scenes tensions in setting up a national gallery for Ireland, theerecting of political monuments, Church art, West of Ireland landscape painting, and the differencein nationalistic fervor among artists as diverse as Albert G. Power and Jack B. Yeats unveilfascinating testimony about Ireland's collective national needsand its constructs of identity.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: CREIGHTON UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 304
  • Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 251mm x 178mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 692g
  • ISBN-13: 9781881871514
  • ISBN-10: 1881871517
  • Artikelnr.: 23396631
Autorenporträt
SÍGHLE BHREATHNACH-LYNCH is Curator of Irish Art and the National Gallery in Ireland, Dublin, where she lives. A prolific art critic whose writings have appeared in leading Irish and British media, her other books include, Art, Nation and Gender: Ethnic Landscapes, Myths and Mother-figures (Ashgate).