F.E.McWilliam Gallery Visit
AS and A2 art students visited the Analysing Cubism Exhibition in the F.E.McWilliam Gallery. This exhibition holds the work of a number of Irish artists who travelled to Paris to educate themselves not long after the partition of Ireland and the First World War. We were given a tour around the gallery and were invited to analyse the paintings by our guide Sarah Mc Bride. Sarah got us to really explore the meaning behind the paintings and she helped us to understand the concepts of the work within the context of the time in history. The exhibition showed the close relationship between Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Mary Swanzy and May Guinness who were all considered to be the founders of Cubism in Ireland. I was really interested in the fact that these four strong women were working alongside their contemporaries Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque on one of the most important of all art movements. Overall I really enjoyed the exhibition and I am sure that seeing the work first hand will influence my own personal work, I know I’ll definitely go back to see it all again.
Vivian Vong Year 14