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Arts Tonight Monday 25 November 2013

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Art and History

Art and History

Tonight 's programme looks at art and history and in particular how art can and does illuminate history, in particular the history of Ireland a century ago.

Presenter Vincent Woods visits the "Dublin Divided September 1913" exhibition at the Hugh Lane gallery in Dublin,  discussing the exhibition with curator Margarita Cappock, and Dr Eimear O Connor, author of "Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation."

The exhibition runs until 2nd February 2014.

Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dockers, c. 1933-34

c. 1933-1934
Oil on canvas, 125.4 x 100 cm

Presented by the Thomas Haverty Trust, 1935.

Reg. 765

 Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

William Walcot

b. Odessa 1874 – d. London 1943

Proposed Bridge Gallery, near front view
c. 1912
Watercolour on paper, 51 x 81.2 cm

Lane Bequest, 1913

Reg. 200

 Collection: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Walter Frederick Osborne

b. Dublin 1859-d. Dublin 1903

The Fishmarket, Patrick Street


Oil on canvas, 59.7 x 80 cm

Lane Gift, 1912

Reg. 23

In studio, Vincent Woods discusses the theme with Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Collections at the National Archives, poet Theo Dorgan who wrote the preface to "Songs of Freedom - the James Connolly Songbook", and Paul Rowse, of the School of History and Archives at UCD, and director of the Century Ireland project.

The programme features a three-minute version of "Strumpet City" written by Mike Finn, and performed by David Herlihy.

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Presenter: Vincent Woods

Producer: Clíodhna Ní Anluain


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