Our 5th Year Art students visited Dublin this week to view the collections in the Hugh Lane Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum. We set off on the bus in the morning and arrived on Parnell Street to see the huge range of artworks displayed in the collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery. Students viewed the reassembled studio of Francis Bacon and studied Sean Scullys abstract work.
We then strolled down O'Connell street, taking in some street art along the way before arriving at the National Gallery on Dawson Street. Students critiqued paintings and sculptures by the old masters, including works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Caravaggio.
We lunched on Grafton street before setting off towards the National Museum, the next stop on our cultural tour where students saw some of Irelands greatest treasures. The Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch and other relics from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age were on display. We also had the chance to get face to face with some of our ancestors from the Iron age in the Bog Bodies exhibit.
An excellent day was had by all. Thanks to the Art department and all involved for making the day possible.