Podcast: Imagining France – artist as profession and legacy

Detail from Roderic O'Conor, 'La Jeune Bretonne', c.1895
Detail from Roderic O'Conor, 'La Jeune Bretonne', c.1895. Photo © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

Imagining France is a series of podcasts organised as part of the exhibition Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven (18 July – 29 October 2018).

For this first episode, we bring together Dr Brendan Rooney, Head Curator at the National Gallery of Ireland and co-curator of the exhibition, and artist Cian McLoughlin. They consider the practice and techniques of the Pont-Aven artists and the environment out of which the works emerged.

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About Imagining France

This series of three podcast episodes combines speakers from diverse professions sharing their stories, thoughts and individual responses. Each episode takes you inside the exhibition and evokes Roderic O’Conor’s world at the end of the 19th century, a time and place which inspired a revolution in European art.

The music featured in each episode has been specially commissioned from Irish contemporary composer Michael Fleming. Inspired by works in the exhibition the pieces include:

  • After Le Cap Canaille, Cassis, 1913, Roderic O’Conor
  • After Head of a Breton Boy with Cap, c.1893, Roderic O’Conor
  • After Landscape, Pont-Aven, 1892, Roderic O’Conor
  • After Pont-Aven Sketchbook, 1892–3, Cuno Amiet

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