A personal tour through the fascinating collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, guided by Director Barbara Dawson The newest addition to Scala's acclaimed 'Director's Choice' series Traces works from the early collection of Hugh Lane ...
Author: Barbara Dawson
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
A personal tour through the fascinating collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, guided by Director Barbara Dawson The newest addition to Scala's acclaimed 'Director's Choice' series Traces works from the early collection of Hugh Lane and his supporters through to contemporary practice The Hugh Lane Galley, Dublin's city art gallery, is situated in the heart of the city. It was established in 1908 by the art collector and dealer Hugh Lane and is the oldest public modern art gallery in the world in continuous existence. Inspired by the Irish Literary Revival, the establishment of the gallery is acknowledged as one of the most significant cultural events in the birth of Modern Ireland. With works ranging from the mid-19th century to the contemporary, this remarkable public collection, created in a unique spirit of philanthropy, is one of Ireland's foremost cultural institutions. This selection of highlights, lucidly chosen by Director Barbara Dawson, takes a personal journey through the fascinating collection; from early works presented by Hugh Lane and his supporters through to contemporary practice.
Raymund Ryan, Seán O'Reilly and John Redmill explore the architectural context of the Gallery's current home, Charlemont House, and the collections once housed there by Lord Charlemont, while Niamh Ann Kelly reflects on the relationship of ...
Author: Barbara Dawson
Publisher: Scala Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This publication celebrates the pioneering achievement of Hugh Lane in founding a gallery of modern art, one of the world's first, in Dublin a century ago. Lane was a Cork-born, London-based art dealer who was among the first to collect French Impressionist paintings. His ambition to establish a gallery of modern art, now Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, was realised in 1908 with an astonishing collection of Irish, British and Continental work gathered by Lane and his supporters. The path to his dream was not without struggle, and the fascinating story of the founding of the Gallery and of the turbulent controversy over his bequest has captivated audiences ever since his early death aboard the Lusitania in 1915. Many of the world-renowned treasures collected by Lane are illustrated, including all of Lane's contested thirty-nine Continental paintings, providing an insight into the man and his age. Impressionist masterpieces by Manet, Renoir, Monet and Morisot are reunited with Lane's modern collection for the first time since they were removed from Dublin to London in 1913. Distinguished essayists explore the importance of Lane's legacy. Barbara Dawson, Robert O'Byrne and Roy Foster illuminate Lane's life, the cultural context of Ireland in the early twentieth century and the controversy over the thirty-nine Continental paintings. Jessica O'Donnell, Philip McEvansoneya and Christopher Riopelle detail the founding of the collection, Lane's acquisition of important Impressionist paintings and the wider European context for the collection. Joanna Shepard reveals the essential work of conservators in preparing Lane's legacy for exhibition. Raymund Ryan, Seán O'Reilly and John Redmill explore the architectural context of the Gallery's current home, Charlemont House, and the collections once housed there by Lord Charlemont, while Niamh Ann Kelly reflects on the relationship of contemporary art to the art of the past.
Author: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh LanePublish On: 2006
This book, published in celebration of the opening of the newly extended Gallery, presents 120 of the most outstanding works in the collection.
Author: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
"Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is home to one of Ireland's foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. This book, published in celebration of the opening of the newly extended Gallery, presents 120 of the most outstanding works in the collection." "Paintings and sculptures by such Impressionist and Barbizon artists as Camille, Corot, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas are explored alongside those of their Irish counterparts Walter Osborne, Frank O'Meara and John Lavery. Continuing into the twentieth century, major works by Maurice de Vlaminck, Henry Moore, Philip Guston and Ellsworth Kelly accompany such Irish masterpieces as the nationalist-inspired canvases of Seas Keating and Maurice McGonigal, and the Modernist works of Jack B. Yeats and Mainie Jellett."--BOOK JACKET.
Yeats remembers Lane in his visit to the Municipal Gallery : “ Augusta Gregory's son ; her sister's son , / Hugh Lane , ' onlie begetter ' of all these ” ( P 320 ) . Lane's almost legendary taste — the basis.
For another account , see Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art , Images and Insights ( Dublin : HLMGMA , 1993 ) , pp . 23-9 . 5 Isabella Augusta Lady Gregory , Hugh Lane's Life and Achievement with some Account of the Dublin ...
Publisher: Manchester University Press
From the Louvre to the Bilbao Guggenheim and Tate Modern, the museum has had a long-standing relationship with the city. Examination of the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration, cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day, case-studies are drawn from Europe, South America and Australia. Contributions written by J.Birksted, V.Fraser, H.Lewi, D.J.Meijers and others.
This diary includes selected works from the original collection and from subsequent acquisitions, giving an indication of the diversity and wealth of the Hugh Lane collection.
Author: Gill and MacMillan
Publisher: Gill & MacMillan
This beautifully illustrated diary contains some of the finest paintings from the Hugh Lane Gallery s collection. Featuring 56 carefully reproduced works in a week to view format, it highlights the best of 20th century art and artists, alongside contemporary works. The Gallery was founded in 1908 with an excellent collection of Irish and European art presented by Hugh Lane, who strongly believed in the establishment of a gallery of modern art in Ireland. This diary includes selected works from the original collection and from subsequent acquisitions, giving an indication of the diversity and wealth of the Hugh Lane collection. Featuring stunning works from Irish artists such as Harry Clarke, Jack B.Yeats, Louis le Brocquy and Francis Bacon alongside European masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Auguste Rodin, this diary is a must-have for any lover of art. "