Thu Jul 12 2018

Preview: Naked Truth: The Nude In Irish Art

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place
Doors 5:30 pm - Admission: FREE

This major exhibition surveys the nude and the naked body as depicted by Irish artists, focusing on interconnecting themes of political allegory, domestic intimacy, gender politics, artistic training, censorship, sexuality and display. The exhibition features work ranging from historic Sheela na-gigs, to artists including Francis Bacon, James Barry, Dorothy Cross, Robert Fagan, Amanda Coogan, Mainie Jellett and Brian Maguire.

Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams

Photo credit: Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) The Holy Well

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