#fridayfocus…’Modern Dancing’ in Dublin, 1927

Just a short post this week, with a gem found in the course of this week’s research. At the moment, I am looking at different depictions of Dublin during the 1920s by visual artists such as Jack B. Yeats. As part of this, I am also looking at the urban experience in Dublin during thisContinue reading “#fridayfocus…’Modern Dancing’ in Dublin, 1927”

#researchnotes…John McCormack ‘My Dark Rosaleen’ and Jack.B Yeats ‘Singing My Dark Rosaleen, Croke Park’, 1921

When Jack. B Yeats first exhibited Singing My Dark Rosaleen, Croke Park (oil on canvas, 1921, private collection), critic J.W.G wrote in the Freeman’s Journal: “The setting of the scene is different from that of his western sketches, and, superficially, nothing could be more prosaic than the stumps of mill chimneys, the ugly paling ofContinue reading “#researchnotes…John McCormack ‘My Dark Rosaleen’ and Jack.B Yeats ‘Singing My Dark Rosaleen, Croke Park’, 1921”

#fridayfocus… Some thoughts on Harry Kernoff’s ‘From the Custom House Steps’, 1933.

  On Monday next, this beautiful watercolour by Harry Kernoff RHA (1900 – 1974) will be auctioned at Whyte’s, Dublin. Seeing it in the catalogue and on their blog brought me back to when I was writing up my M.Phil thesis on the artist, and I used this image to bring my discussion of theContinue reading “#fridayfocus… Some thoughts on Harry Kernoff’s ‘From the Custom House Steps’, 1933.”