Art, Scale & experience in New York City (Public sculpture ii)

A favoured day-trip for tourists in New York (like ourselves) is walking across the amazing Brooklyn Bridge over the broad and mighty East river, finally arriving at the borough of Brooklyn itself,  then spending a very pleasant day there. Many people start around the Dumbo area (above),  others stroll along the seaside linear park,  (its… Read More Art, Scale & experience in New York City (Public sculpture ii)

Take 5 minutes: prevent your heritage being sold off.

On the 9th of July, just one month from now at the time of writing, the London auction house Christie’s will hold a sale of important European old master paintings. The sale includes important works that were left in trust for the Irish people to Ireland.  Strangely however, unless something extraordinary now happens over the… Read More Take 5 minutes: prevent your heritage being sold off.

William Dargan’s legacy: the National Gallery of Ireland.

The history and origin of the National Gallery of Ireland are somewhat unusual because it was founded as sort of afterthought or consequence of the Great Dublin exhibition, 1853.  This was one of the spectacular trade, arts and industry Great Fairs characteristic of the 19th century.  The Great Dublin Exhibition was also itself unique in… Read More William Dargan’s legacy: the National Gallery of Ireland.