Monday, 3 August 2009


William Orpen. Embarrassingly didn't know anything about him until very recently, when I heard Miruna Cuzman do an interesting talk on his work. Perhaps more here soon. War paintings and allegory in marble medium.

The Holy Well. Skellig Michael in the background?

Bedtime reading:
Roy Foster,
‘Old Ireland and Himself: William Orpen and the conflicts of Irish Identity', Estudios Irlandeses Vol 1, 2005.

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