Title: History of Irish Art; Origins and Evolution of Visual Arts in Ireland.
Author: Encyclopedia Of Art Education
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History of Irish Visual Arts (3300 BCE-Present)
The 10 Key Stages
• Newgrange (3300 BCE)
• Celtic Metalwork and Stone Sculpture (400 BCE – 800 CE)
• Illuminated Manuscripts (c.650-1000)
• High Cross Sculpture (c.750-1150)
• Painting: The Rebirth of Irish Art (1650-1830)
• Irish Artists Emigrate (c.1830-1900)
• The Growth of Indigenous Art (c.1900-40)
• Formation of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art (1943)
• Modern Irish Art (1943-present)
• 21st Century Irish Art
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We trace the 10 stages in the history of Irish art. These include the Stone Age engravings at Newgrange; Celtic metalwork like Ardagh Chalice, Broighter Gold Torc, Petrie Crown, and Tara Brooch, as well as Christian illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells. In addition, we profile the cultural institutions which fostered the growth of Irish painting, such as the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).
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