"I change my mind all the time, Mantegna one week, Poussin the next, then of course Rembrandt, there’s Caravaggio, what about Vermeer, would have to include Velazquez, then there’s Goya….. Jack B. Yeats, Roberts for a classical Irish landscape and a pastel portrait by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (above)…When I have the chance to really look carefully at a work of art, I learn something new, and that becomes my favourite work for the day."
Dr Marie Bourke, Keeper, Head of Education.
Previous People's Choices
Gabriele Münter, 'Girl with a Red Ribbon', 1908. Chosen by Claire Crowley.
William John Leech, 'A Convent Garden, Brittany', c.1913. Chosen by Shauna Sweeney.
Walter Frederick Osborne, 'In a Dublin Park, Light and Shade', c.1895. Chosen by Niamh Keaveney.
Robert Ponsonby Staples, 'On the Beach, Broadstairs, Kent', 1899. Chosen by Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.
Fra Angelico, 'Sts Cosmas and Damian and their brothers surviving the stake', c.1440-1442. Chosen by Andrew Moore.