Hugh Lane

 

What’s on:

Eva Rothschild, the gallery is currently showcasing the works of this Irish artist. Her work is on display until the 21st September 2014.

A Modern Panarion, Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin, this display, which will show until the 7th September 2014 is an exploration of features of the Occultist movement in modern art. The Occultist movement, which was founded in New York in 1875, attempted a sythesis of religion, philosophy and society in an attempt to create a one-world culture.

 

The Gallery

 

Hugh Lane, who died in 1915 created Dublin’s first Municipla gallery, and when he died he donated a large chunk of his considerable art collection to the gallery. He died aboard the Lusitania, a cruise liner that was sunk by German forces, an action that hastened the USA’s entry into World War 1.

 

The Gallery is located on Parnell Square, in Charlemont House, a beautiful piece of Georgian architecture, that is just opposite the Garden of Remembrance.

 

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Les Parapluies/The Umbrellas – one of Renoir’s finest paintings and one of the most famous pieces housed in the Hugh Lane Gallery

 

The gallery has a huge collection of priceless paintings. This collection was added to on the 23rd May 2014, when paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, and Manet were returned, from the National Gallery of London. After Hugh Lane’s death his collection had been divided between the two galleries, but now most of them have been returned to the gallery, in Dublin, that bears his name.

 

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