Aloighse Gumley (TY Hibernia) writes:
On the 29th of September our TY’s went to Dublin to the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Contemporary and Chester Beatty Library. These shared with us a variety of different styles of art. In the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Street, Francis Bacon’s work is immensly popular. He is an International importance. From the instillation of his studio to his unfinished paintings. The famous two long oval shaped stain glass windows by Harry Clarke Window tell a love story. The colours and details in this piece of art is exhilarating. ‘Waterloo Bridge’ by Monet is worth €48 million! Then we adventured through Iveagh Gardens were there was another piece of art work only placed there this year (2011). Dublin Contemporary was full of art pieces that would send shivers up your back! They were so odd and confusing yet meaningful. ‘The Squid’ by David Zinc was a fascinating piece of clay which was fired then glazed. My favourite piece was ‘The Cradle’ by the Chinese artist Wang Du as we got to explore the huge cradle (pictured above) and bounce around and have pillow fights in it. Another one of my favourites was ‘The Green Coffin’ by Thomas Hirschioren as it was so hard to piece together yet so affective towards everyone. Last but not least we went to the Chester Beatty Library which was full of a great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).