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Art Gallery Trip

On Friday the 5th of October, my Art class and I visited the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street. At the gallery, we attended the ‘Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns’ exhibition. We were given quite a wonderful insight into the art of O’Conor and his contemporaries by Rita, our tour guide. The exhibition displayed work by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Cuno Amiet. Rita was very helpful and made the exhibition quite engaging for us. She expressed such an admiration for the work on display. I must say, the array of pieces blew me away. It was energizing to see such a vibrant retrospective of post-impressionist art. One painting I particularly enjoyed was ‘Le Cap Canaille’ by Roderic O’Conor. It’s an exquisite image of a headland in southern France, enriched with vibrancy and brimming with energy. The painting was so full of colour and drew me in immediately. 

We also visited the Hugh Lane Gallery. Here, we were given a comprehensive tour of the gallery’s collection. However, the most intriguing part of this tour was our visit to Francis Bacon’s studio. It was captivating to see Bacon’s artistry come alive right before my eyes. I think Bacon is such a great example of a true artist and the exhibition only strengthened my opinion even more. 

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting these exhibitions. It was fantastic to see some art work in reality rather than in a book. I’m delighted that we got the chance to view these galleries and I hope one day soon I can return to celebrate the beauty of them once again. 

 

Art Gallery Trip