Eclectic images from the 16th century until now

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Eclectic images from the 16th century until now

The art of printmaking is taking over the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition follows a chronological pattern and is kept very lively by the multitude of subjects it tackles.

160 sheet prints, engravings and lithographs from the wonderful Brian Lalor Collection take over the Print Gallery of the National Gallery of Ireland. They trace back the evolution of engraving through centuries. From a single piece of paper to illustrated books by way of portfolios, the exhibit sequence starts with the works of Maarten van Heemskerk (1498-1574) and ends with Christopher Le Brun's (b. 1951) Four Riders series of etchings.

This exhibition reveals itself to be very eclectic from the subjects it tackles: from editorial cartoons (including a nice series of portraits) to illustrations of Biblical Palestine and works inspired by Whistler.

Do not miss the final room of the Print Gallery. It offers another series of prints and drawings acquired over the last five years by the Gallery itself. You will be able to see works by Fernand Léger, Basil Blackshaw, Walter Osborne, Sarah Purser, Berthe Morisot, Frank Brangwyn, Michael Farrell and others…

« Eclectic Images: Prints from the Brian Lalor Collection »
National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West
Dublin 2

From 13 August to 7 December 2016

www.nationalgallery

Free entrance

Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Night opening on Thursday until 8:30 p.m.
Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.