Thursday, September 22, 2011

And finally, in yesterday's Irish Times an article about the restoration of one of the National Galleries most treasured pieces appeared.
Tim O Brien writes, 'The National Gallery of Ireland has put its ongoing conservation of the iconic painting The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife online.
While the painting, described as one of the most important historic works in the gallery’s collection, is being conserved, visitors to the gallery’s website will be able to see into previously restricted areas, accessing updates of the work in progress through pictures and videos. There is also a document archive and descriptions of the significance of the painting.
The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife is the work of Cork-born artist Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) and is, in the words of the gallery’s director, Raymond Keaveney, “the size of a small lawn”. The online resource includes a timeline recording the various stages of the project since autumn 2010, when conservation was initiated'.

The rest of the article can be read HERE