Delve deeper into some of the works in our collection with our In Focus series!
As part of our National Gallery at Home initiative, we have a new series of In Focus posts from our Education team linking works from our collection with key art historical, theoretical or philosophical texts. Aimed especially at third-level students, but accessible to all, this series aims to support in-depth engagement with our collection and the selected texts.
In Focus: Cubism
This post considers the art movement Cubism through excerpts from Cubism, by Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, and linking it with works from our collection by Mainie Jellett and Juan Gris.
In Focus: The Emancipation of the Spectator
In this post, we look at The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife by Daniel Maclise while considering viewers of art as active participants. This discussion is supported by Jacques Rancière’s essay The Emancipated Spectator.
In Focus: The flâneur
In this post, we consider Claude Monet’s fishing boat, which he used as a floating studio, in the context of the flâneur, a wandering observer of urban spaces. The discussion is supported by writings from Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project.
In Focus: Summer Shadows, Summer Dreams
In this post, we consider George Wallace's series of prints, Summer Shadows, Summer Dreams in the context of Malcolm McLuhan's The Medium is the Message.
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