Visions of Ireland's colourful past still vivid
It is difficult to imagine the impact of cubist art when first shown at the Society of Dublin Painters group show in 1923, writes Ros Drinkwater.
So blunted are we by change and innovation on a mindblowing scale that it is difficult to imagine the impact of cubist art when first shown at the Society of Dublin Painters group show in 1923. The artist was Mainie Jellett, the canvas was entitled Decoration and 'freak' was the word chosen by the Irish Times art critic to describe it.
To the newspaper's credit, by 1927 it had got ahead of the curve, describing Jellett...
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