In this issue

Artist interviews, articles on painting, sculpture, design, architecture, photography, heritage, exhibition previews, art and design news, and more.

Summer

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Portrait of a bearded man, in three-quarter profile, bust-length, with a white collar and gold chains oil on oak panel, unframed 50.9×41.2cm Photo courtesy ©Christie’s images limited 2015
The decision by the Trustees of the Beit …

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Spring 2015 Edition

Conor Harrington Dance With the Devil 2013 oil and spray paint on linen 200 x 250cm
THREE years ago, the graffiti artist Conor Harrington made the front cover of the Irish Arts Review connected to an article on urban art by …

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Autumn 2014 Edition

The Crafts Council has been metamorphosed into the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and is launching a campaign next year to promote more employment opportunities in design related businesses. Irish Design 2015 will be of particular interest to the …

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The past is unpredictable

From the IAR Summer 2014 edition: Ursula Burke, Emma Donaldson and Deirdre McKenna explore the mutable topic of time at the F E McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge. Claire Dalton looks at their responses

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Editor’s Letter Winter 2016:  Seanad threat to National Museum

Seanad Eireann
As we go to press, more than 2,400 people from all over Ireland and many from abroad have signed the Irish Arts Review Appeal to An Taoiseach to call an immediate halt to the proposed move of the Seanad …

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Powerful computer software enables artists to manipulate images

Throughout history, technological inventions have shaped the development of graphic art. In 2500 BC, the Egyptians used graphic symbols to communicate their thoughts in a written form known as hieroglyphics. The Egyptians wrote and illustrated narratives on rolls of papyrus …

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Use of flags outside of military or naval context begins

A flag is most of the time a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed by a flag, or …

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