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29th September, 2019
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Irish Gothic by Seán Keating

Realism with a laudable backstory appears time and time again in the work of Seán Keating. When choosing the subjects of his paintings, he made a point of only portraying real people who had contributed to building the Irish nation in the post-Treaty years. The man in Irish Gothic is loosely based on a series of sketches made for a painting titled Republican Court (otherwise known as Sinn Féin Court), planned with the help of...

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