The National Gallery of Ireland chronicles Irish and European art from the medieval era right up to the modern day. It is by far the biggest arts venue in Dublin and Ireland entire, with a history going back to the 1850s when Dublin hosted a spectacularly successful exhibition of the fine arts. With a persistence and doggedness uniquely Irish, the fundraising campaign to build what is now Dublin’s National Gallery took a decade.
The results were profound and spurred by government support which saw a sizable grant every year going towards purchasing or leasing art from across Ireland and wider Europe. Given that the gallery’s 150th anniversary has recently passed by, the stock of portraiture, landscapes and vivid period pieces give the National Gallery of Ireland a must for visitors to the capital wishing to observe and absorb the culture present.
|National Gallery Of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, D02 K303, Ireland.
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