** Art Tour Jan 12th- now booked out **

Our tour for Thursday 12 Jan – the second private Dublin Decoded tour evening of the Creating History exhibition at the National Gallery – is now booked out.   It’s still possible to visit the exhibition, which is free of charge-  at the NGI up to the 15th of January 2017 and a visit is highly recommended.  Dublin Decoded will be running future tours at the National Gallery.  Details of these,  and of course all our our history and architecture walking tours open to the public and all over Dublin are posted in our free monthly newsletter.  To subscribe to the newsletter and receive notification and information on our future public tours, please follow this link.

Please note we can not respond to most email inquiries or DMs about public or open tours but all information is contained in the monthly newsletters.  Please note all the images in this post are strictly copyright protected by the National Gallery of Ireland and may not be used or copied without express written permission.  Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you on tour some time in 2017.

Arran Henderson | Dublin Decoded.

NGI 125

above:  Francis Wheatley (1747–1801) The Dublin Volunteers in College Green, 4 November 1779, 1779–80.  Oil on canvas. 175 x 323 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, NGI.125.  Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

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above Above;  and title/ feature image:   : Jan Wyck (c.1645–1700)  The Battle of the Boyne, 1693 Oil on canvas.  219 x 302 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, NGI.988  Photo © National Gallery of Ireland


above:  John Lavery (1856–1941)  High Treason, Court of Criminal Appeal: the Trial of Sir Roger Casement, 1916, Oil on canvas.  194.5 x 302.5 cm © UK Government Art Collection




5 thoughts on “** Art Tour Jan 12th- now booked out **

    1. The perspective is probably 90% perfect -don’t forget Lavery was sitting in the Jury box when he painted this, so the Judges were the closest figures to him. But I’m also sure that- like any good artist- he subtly made them even just a bit larger, more imposing and intimidating, a “wide angle” an optical/ psychological device, used by many film director,/ photographer/ painters- to show (in size/ symbolic terms) what Casement was up against.


      1. That was my thought too. Made me think of the theory about medieval cows and horses being depicted as so much smaller than men to emphasize the importance of Man. If I remember rightly the problem with this theory is that medieval cows and horses really were much smaller than modern ones.


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