Heritage

New research on Irish art history and cultural heritage published in the Irish Arts Review.

Et in Arcadia Ego

From the Winter 2016 edition: Kevin V Mulligan salutes the restoration of two exceptional architectural monuments in County Monaghan that embody a moral message about the transience of life.

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Between heaven and earth

George Berkeley is famous for his contribution to philosophical thought, but less well known for his observations on art, some of which Peter Murray examines here.

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Foreign service

From the Autumn 2015 edition: Peter Murray gives the background to George Chinnery’s masterpiece, a portrait of the Kirkpatrick children, unhappy pawns in the politics of colonial India.

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Celtic renaissance

From the Spring 2016 edition: Proving that good design is timeless, Virginia Teehan presents a selection of rare artefacts travelling to Boston College, celebrating Irish design from the Arts and Crafts Movement.

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Edmond Delrenne: Witness to 1916

From the Winter 2015 edition: As Europe confronts its current refugee crisis, Kathryn Milligan looks back to 1916 when a Belgian artist was one of the 2,300 Belgian refugees who sought shelter in Ireland

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Divine light: a century of stained-glass

From IAR Summer Edition: James Watson could trace his family’s artistic lineage to York Minster and following his move to Cork he launched a new tradition to last a hundred years, writes Vera Ryan.

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From chaplains to lords

From IAR Winter Edition: Recent excavations at Rathfarnham Castle have brought the former inhabitants into focus, prompting Simon Loftus to recall some vivid episodes from the family’s history.

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