Ireland's incredible artistic heritage is celebrated in this entertaining, enlightening book. From the Newgrange kerbstone to Francis Bacon's studio, Bhreathnach-Lynch takes us through a history of Irish art in 50 works, celebrating each along the way. Here, the most important works from ancient times to the modern day are reproduced in gorgeous colour, including celebrated pieces by Ireland's most popular and enduring artists, such as Paul Henry, Harry Clarke and Jack B. Yeats. Each work is accompanied by an explanation of its significance and a short biography of the artist. A comprehensive introduction traces the development of Irish art and celebrates its finest achievements. The result is a fun and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy, given by one of the greatest art historians the National Gallery has ever had.
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