“By the end of the day, Bacon’s coffee almost definitely got spiked with turpentine despite best attempts to segregate the two, and taking a swig and realising this may have poisoned his mood (just as it was, to some degree, his body) and may have affected his work. Can we understand the studio without these kind of details that can only be understood in action?”
By Emma Meehan My favourite pieces are those which prompt the most visceral initial reactions, and continue to demand those same involuntary responses every time I lay my eyes on […]
By Alexandra Day. Babies aren’t inherently unpleasant looking beings. Sure, some might look a little wrinkly or bruised at first, but overall these little people are not known for their […]
By Isabelle and David Nolan “Lucian Freud along with Francis Bacon were probably the greatest portrait painters of the twentieth century. The collection of 30 oil paintings and 20 works […]
Bella White compares Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s ‘Taking of Christ’ and Il Guercino’s ‘Betrayal of Christ’.
Written by Imogen FitzGerald. In March of this year, Hennessy and the National Gallery of Ireland announced the introduction of the Hennessy Portrait Prize. The competition aims to promote interest in […]
As part of our series of interview with emerging Irish artists, Clara Murray talks to Peter Bradley, recent graduate of LSAD and winner of the RC Lewis Crosby award for […]