Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art

Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art

by Janet McLean

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ISBN-13: 9780500772232
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 31 MB
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About the Author

Janet McLean is the curator of European Art 1850–1950 at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 8

I remember those days Chris Agee 14

Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ John Banville 18

Determination Alex Barclay 24

On the Devil's Disc Kevin Barry 26

St Jerame by Bartolomeo Passarotti Sebastian Barry 30

Jack B. Yeats's Grief (1951) Dermot Bolger 34

Gallery Eva Bourke 36

The Poachers John Boyne 40

The Singing Horseman Moya Cannon 44

What Happens at Night Evelyn Conlon 48

Cordélie Philip Davison 53

Paul Henry, Moonlight Gerald Dawe 58

Night Prayer John F. Deane 60

William Mulready's The Sonnet Gerard Donovan 64

Ernest Meissonier, Cavalry in the Snow: Moreau and Dessoles before Hohenlinden Theo Dorgan 68

A Morning in a City Roddy Doyle 72

A Painting and a Poem Bernard Farrell 76

The NGI Guide Carlo Gébler 80

Jack B. Yeats's The Liffey Swim (1923) Alan Glynn 85

Crucifixion Vona Groarke 90

Vacances Kerry Hardie 94

The Return from the Market Noëlle Harrison 96

Banks of a Canal Seamus Heaney 100

The Goose Girl Christine Dwyer Hickey 102

The Return of the Goats by John Lavery Declan Hughes 107

Le Déjeuner Jennifer Johnston 111

James Arthur O'Connor, Ballinrobe House Thomas Kilroy 114

Paintings Michael Longley 118

Before the Start Martin Malone 120

Launching the Currach Aoife Mannix 124

Propellers Colum McCann 128

James Barry, Self-Portrait as Timanthes Thomas McCarthy 130

The Director of Sunlight Medbh McGuckian 134

A White Horse Frank McGuinness 140

Magdalene, Alice Maher Eoin McNamee 142

Artist's Studio, Abbey Road Paula Meehan 146

El Greco's St Francis Receiving the Stigmata John Montague 150

Charles Emile Jacque: Poultry Among Trees Paul Muldoon 154

Men of Destiny Nuala Ní Chonchúir 162

A Musicians' Gallery Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 166

Castles in the Air Eilís Ní Dhuibhne 170

After Gulliver Julie O'Callaghan 176

Memo to a Painter Dennis O'Driscoll 180

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ Micheal O'Siadhail 184

The Kitchen Maid Leanne O'Sullivan 188

Argenteuil Justin Quinn 190

Child's Play Billy Roche 192

Onuphrius Gabriel Rosenstock 196

Grace Donal Ryan 198

The Anniversary Patricia Scanlan 202

Brueghel: The Wedding in the Barn Peter Sirr 208

John B. Yeats Colm Tóibín 212

Stepped into Allegory William Wall 216

Members of the Sheridan Family Macdara Woods 218

The Piper in the Snow Vincent Woods 222

Lost Angels Enda Wyley 224

Acknowledgments 228

Credits 228

Index 229

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