Visual arts and society, 1900–21


in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583744
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702365 | DOI:

Series: New History of Ireland

Visual arts and society, 1900–21

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This chapter examines the developments in visual arts and society in Ireland during the period from 1900 to 1921. This period saw a simultaneous increase and falling off of interest in the visual arts. The three key developments during this period include Hugh Lane's founding of a gallery of modern art, the revival of Irish artistic crafts, and attempts to reform art schools including the R.H.A. and the Metropolitan School of Art.

Keywords: visual arts; society; Ireland; modern art; Irish artistic crafts; art schools; R H A; School of Art

Chapter.  13277 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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