Ireland ‘too American’, says artist

A renowned Italian artist has warned that Ireland may be embracing American culture too readily and the country runs the risk of losing its place as the centre of Celtic culture.

6th October, 2007

A renowned Italian artist has warned that Ireland may be embracing American culture too readily and the country runs the risk of losing its place as the centre of Celtic culture.

Aurelio Caminati, who knew Picasso and Matisse, expressed these concerns through a controversial painting for his new exhibition of art in Dublin.

He said his painting, Nouveau Riche Celtico, which depicts a fat potato-like head with a scale-like skin, is a warning about what...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago