Friday April 10, 2020

Ireland’s past in pictures

Every generation must do things in its own inimitable style, but how poorly today’s instant cell phone images compare with the visual records captured in times gone by.

21st January, 2006

Every generation must do things in its own inimitable style, but how poorly today’s instant cell phone images compare with the visual records captured in times gone by. To see what I mean, feast your eyes on Painting Ireland: Topographical Views from Glin Castle, a new book that showcases a collection of watercolour and oil views of Ireland assembled over three decades by Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin.

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