Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dublin Exhibitions

Myself and Melissa went to the new Francis Bacon exhibit 'A Terrible Beauty' at the Hugh Lane Gallery during the week. Fantastically well-assembled collection, providing a real insight into his methodology and inspirations as well as showcasing some outstanding examples of his work. This is in addition to the already fascinating permanent collection that includes an exact recreation of his chaotic Reece Mews Studio where he painted for the last thirty years of his life. Highly recommended, will be going back myself as we ended up rushing around it a little and there is alot to take in.

We also went to the 'Picturing New York' exhibition at IMMA. This was enjoyable with lots of interesting monochrome photography mostly from 1930s-1960s. Not awe-inspiring in the way that I found the Francis Bacon but then I'm sure that's not really something that it would claim to aspire to. Very pleasant though and definitely had me wanting to book a flight..


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