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1494 - was born the Italian mannerist painter Jacopo da Pontormo
1897- Dies the cuban writer José Martí.
1930 Director Claude Chabrol was born in Paris France
1974 - Dies the american musician Duke Ellington
The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection donated by the Gallery’s founder Sir Hugh Lane has now grown to include almost 2000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading national and international contemporary artists. The Gallery also has a dynamic temporary exhibitions programme and also stages historical and retrospective exhibitions, particularly of Irish art.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland’s leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own Collection and its award-winning Education and Community Department. It also creates more widespread access to art and artists through its Studio and National programmes
The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish art and European master paintings. The collection spans from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Irish painting is charted from its re-emergence in the 17th century to Jack B. Yeats, Ireland’s most important 20th century artist.The Italian School is the second most numerous.
In the French School, 17th century classicism is represented by Claude, Vouet and four subjects by Poussin. The collection of Dutch 17th century masters was built up in the last century and has been crowned by the Beit Gift of works by Vermeer, Metsu, Ruisdael and Hobbema. Spanish painting is predominately religious, with an El Greco and altarpiece from the Escorial Palace by ’El Mudo’ among the early works.
The Royal Hibernian Academy is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public’s appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. The Academy achieves its objectives through its exhibition education and collection programmes. The Academy has four galleries. Three on the first floor are dedicated to curated exhibitions of Irish and international art.
The Ashford Gallery is situated on the ground floor and is a service to artists who do not have commercial representation in Dublin and is designed to introduce artists to the collecting public and prove their commercial viability.