From Jack B Yeats, ‘Modern Art’, 1922

“Pictures are a method of communication between the artists and those who look at their pictures; and do not forget that it is a method of communication that is less complicated than the written word, and sometimes more simple than even the spoken word. The artist tells you what the scene he painted looked likeContinue reading “From Jack B Yeats, ‘Modern Art’, 1922”

#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… Irish Weather (2, Sunshine!)

A couple of weeks ago I posted about depictions of rain and bad weather in Irish art. This week however, things are looking up, as April sunshine is streaming through my window. It might be late, but at least it’s here. Walking around Dublin today, I noticed that the leaves have finally started to comeContinue reading “#fridayfocus… Irish Weather (2, Sunshine!)”