Thursday, January 20, 2011

Our Ancient Past

Today Form V and Form VI artists will visit the National Museum in Dublin and Newgrange in Co. Meath. There are a number of online resources which pupils can look at to reinforce the experiences from their trip. Suggested sites include the official website for Newgrange, shee-eireEncyclopedia of Irish and World Art, and the Knowth website.  The unique site at Newgrange and its neighbouring Knowth and Dowth  has proven to be a continuous source of inspiration for Historians and Artists alike. Indeed many of the motifs found at these sites have been incorporated into numerous objets d'art that have come to constitute part of our national identity.