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

Podcast \ Imagining France. Artist as profession and legacy

Listen to Episode 1 below, or on iTunes / Stitcher / SoundCloud

Welcome to 'Imagining France' a series of podcasts bringing you into the world of our exhibition Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven.

This series of podcasts, combining speakers from diverse professions, will feature stories, thoughts and individual responses, taking you inside the exhibition and evoking 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

Episode 1: Now available below, or on iTunes / Stitcher / SoundCloud
For this episode we bring together Dr Brendan Rooney, head curator at the National Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition, and artist Cian McLoughlin, to consider the practice and techniques of the Pont-Aven artists and the environment out of which the works emerged.

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