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LINES OF VISION: IRISH WRITERS ON ART. Ed. by Janet McLean. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2014. Published in association with National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. 232 pp. with 60 ills. (59 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2014-932770 ISBN 9780500517567 In English.
Publisher's description: In 1864 a gallery housing just 112 paintings, many on loan from the National Gallery, London, opened to the public in Dublin. The space was called the National Gallery of Ireland. Today the museum houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art, notable not only for its extensive collection of Irish art but also for its Italian baroque and Dutch masters paintings. For this anthology, published to mark the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, fiftysix Irish writers have contributed a short story, essay, or poem inspired by a work in the collection. The interactions with the paintings are by turns profound, playful, and insightful. The authors include the cream of contemporary Irish literature, such as Colm Toibin, John Banville, Roddy Doyle, and the late Seamus Heaney. The paintings they have selected are as diverse as the reasons that prompted the choice and range from works by old masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, El Greco, and Velazquez to pictures by more modern artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard, and Gabrielle Munter, as well as those by Irish artists such as Jack B. Yeats, John Lavery, Gerard Dillon, and Paul Henry.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Painting
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 161519
Hardcover $35.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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