Thursday October 1, 2020

Inside Story: The female eye

Irish Women Artists 1870-1979 is a new exhibition that highlights women artists contribution to modern art in Ireland and beyond, writes Ros Drinkwater.

22nd June, 2014
Self-portrait by Estella Solomons.

‘The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” The speaker may have been the late 20th century stand-up comedienne Roseanne Barr, but by 1870 Ireland’s women artists were already on to this notion. Now a major exhibition is putting the spotlight on the significant role they played in the history of modern Irish art.

In the late 19th century, women bent on a career...

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