SHARE

Painting Dublin, 1886–1949

Visualising a changing city

By Kathryn Milligan

Painting Dublin, 1886–1949

ALSO AVAILABLE IN OTHER FORMATS:

  • eBook

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4410-2
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: December 2020
  • BIC Category: The arts / History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, The arts / Man-made objects depicted in art (cityscapes, machines, etc), Ireland, ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945), ART / Criticism & Theory, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, Art History

Description

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.

Contents

Introduction: Painting Dublin, from Empire to Republic, 1886-1949
1 Poverty, parks and painting
2 Fog, gas and the picturesque
3 Dockers, swimmers and dancers
4 Radicals, workers and drinkers
5 Glamourous, old and vanishing Dublin
Conclusion
Index

Author

Kathryn Milligan is an art historian specialising in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish art

Sign up to our newsletter
and receive 30% off all future book orders

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Close

Your cart is empty.

Total
Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

(Based on standard shipping costs)

Final cost calculated on checkout
Checkout
Promotional codes can be added on Checkout