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What Are Your Favourite Paintings ?
 
# 1 : Wednesday 14-8-2013 @ 19:40
 
 
The National Gallery and the Hugh Lane are regular haunts of mine.We`ve access to some masterpieces in both of them and theyre completely free.

What are your favourite paintings, both in Ireland and elsewhere.
Heres a few of mine from the National Gallery collection

In the Tram by Jack Yeats


The opening of the Sixth Seal by


The Peasant Wedding by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1602)


A Family by Louis le Brocquy

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# 2 : Wednesday 14-8-2013 @ 20:08
 
 
I do the NGI in binges.

At the lunch time lecture three weeks ago, they spoke about The Peasant Wedding . The speaker siad that the painting used to be part of their school programme until they got it cleaned. Before it was cleaned, the painting had paint added later by somebody else. The later pain modified the couple kissing, thrid from the left. With the additional paint, yer man's hand had been on her leg. When they realised it was not part of the oroginal they removed the paint, to reveal that his hand was up her skirt. A

I was in the NGI today for the lunch time lecture on The Cottage Girl by Gainsborough.

Also a "now" thing: I love the exhibition of watercolours by Willam Evans of Eton.
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# 3 : Wednesday 14-8-2013 @ 20:41
 
 
I dont go often enough to the National Gallery or to the Hugh Lane. Must head there sometime with yous, Oz and BB.

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# 4 : Wednesday 14-8-2013 @ 21:43
 
 
Someone said :
I dont go often enough to the National Gallery or to the Hugh Lane. Must head there sometime with yous, Oz and BB.

Not a bad idea. We should look at the schedule of events and pick one to go to.

(The Gaire Art Meet?)
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# 5 : Wednesday 14-8-2013 @ 21:49
 
 
The 183rd Annual Exhibition at the RHA is on for a few more days (3)
if you want a look at some contemporary works.

http://www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/183rd-annual-exhibition/
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# 6 : Thursday 15-8-2013 @ 18:54
 
 
Someone said :
The 183rd Annual Exhibition at the RHA is on for a few more days (3)
if you want a look at some contemporary works.

http://www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/183rd-annual-exhibition/

fantastic Kevsamo ,cheers man. Will have to drop along to that
looks like there's a lot of good portraiture
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# 7 : Thursday 15-8-2013 @ 18:59
 
 
Good pics Borstal. For me, I'm always in awe of the sheer size of the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife painting. Away for restoration



http://www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Conservation/Strongbow_and_Aoife etc ...
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# 8 : Thursday 15-8-2013 @ 19:06
 
 
Someone said :
Good pics Borstal. For me, I'm always in awe of the sheer size of the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife painting. Away for restoration



http://www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Conservation/Strongbow_and_Aoife etc ...

yeah I love that one too, cant wait till its back. its really majestic standing under it in that great hall, its that long its like your watching a moving image
that picture always reminds of the kind of so called ancient "Celtic Twilight" meeting "historic" Ireland
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# 9 : Friday 16-8-2013 @ 12:17
 
 
Someone said :
The 183rd Annual Exhibition at the RHA is on for a few more days (3)
if you want a look at some contemporary works.

http://www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/183rd-annual-exhibition/

I've exhibited in that show twice. As for favourite paintings, I love the work of Ronnie Hughes.



Ronnie Hughes
Zygotic tendencies
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# 10 : Friday 16-8-2013 @ 15:23
 
 
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The opening of the Sixth Seal

I love that, I've never seen it before. Exactly the type of thing I love on my wall.

I'm not at all religious but I've always loved the idea of this christ being depicted as above the world.



You can never go wrong with a bit of Kandinsky imo. Brightens the day

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# 11 : Tuesday 30-1-2018 @ 22:52
 
 
Discovered Hugh Steers this evening. I like "Maroon Shed".
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# 12 : Wednesday 31-1-2018 @ 13:50
 
 
Sir Francis Danby's The Opening of the Sixth Seal


I always thought that was in Amsterdam for some reason, but i see it is in Ireland. I must have visited it close to the time i went to Holland once, because i have gone back to look for it at least a couple of times i have gone back there for a long weekend.
Good to know i can visit is here.
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# 13 : Wednesday 31-1-2018 @ 15:21
 
 
I find that painting terrifying.
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# 14 : Thursday 1-2-2018 @ 14:58
 
 
The Scream
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