Dublin: The Story of a City The publication of any book of drawings by Stephen Conlin is something of an event for any student of our capital city. This book is particularly welcome, bringing together as it does most of the artist’s most important Dublin drawings, made in a long career stretching well over 30… Read More Dublin: The Story of a City by Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison, reviewed
Tableau & Diorama iv (and the last in the current series on that theme) I love many types of art, architecture, many types of spaces and places. But for sheer drama and spectacle, for an extraordinary mix of art (the much underrated art of tableau-making) and of science, this may be the most powerful room… Read More African spectacle, the dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural Hist.
Today the most visible and indeed picturesque section of the Barrington collection lines the walls on the first floor of the Natural History Museum in Dublin. It sits demurely, modestly, not vying for attention, just behind the African buffalo, Peruvian sloth, a modest, almost calming backdrop to all the bears and lions. In their neat… Read More The Barrington Collection.