John Rocque’s famed map of Dublin (detail above) is a genuine work of genius, and one of the best maps made of any city in 18th century Europe. Today it forms a superb and indispensable resource for anyone interested in Dublin, its streets, buildings its religious, cultural, social or political history. Just one example of… Read More Rocque’s map, that endless treasure trove.
Looking at Art | the Art of Looking. Our tour at the National Gallery of Ireland is “How to Read a Painting”. That title, and our approach is prompted by a concern that less of us today retain the inclination, patience or perhaps the confidence to consider or interpret old master paintings. If that’s… Read More How to Read a Painting, evening tour, Nat Gal Ireland, 6pm 14th April.