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The Hugh Lane: an artistic interlude to your stay in Dublin

art & culture

Besides being pleasant to visit, this little modern and contemporary art museum has a rare concentration of masterpieces, both international and Irish.

Plunge into the darkness of a room with stained-glass windows and let us tell you about the interpretation of ‘The Eve of St. Agnes' by Henry Clarke, glass artist of the 20th century.

Then find yourself transported as you go from room to room in which 50 paintings follow one another. The silence in this museum is rarely broken. It is a journey between portraits and landscapes, punctuated by an organisation that works intelligently to match them. Many masterpieces, among those of Manet, Renoir, and Degas, dot the course. Some side rooms offer digressions, welcome to those who wish to deepen a theme. At the end of this parade of paintings, the exhibition focuses on the work of the Dublin-born painter, Francis Bacon. In this dark, cramped space, which aptly captures the feeling of unease that permeates the work of the artist, you can admire in great detail the reconstitution of the London studio where Bacon painted. This domestic metaphor of chaos, which might give you a twinge of a headache, is accompanied by interactive animations that throw much light on the mystery of this painter.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Rotunda District
Charelmont House
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1

+353 (0)1 222 5550

www.hughlane.ie

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