Begorrathon 2017: William Orpen


For me, though, I will always be drawn to the National Gallery to see The Holy Well, Orpen’s scathing repudiation of a romanticised view of western Ireland and Celticism as ‘pure’ and ‘authentic’ (a notion that was very en vogue at the time; see William Butler Yeats).

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Yeats Day


If the Blogosphere seems a little more poetic than usual today, it’s because this is International Yeats Day, marking the poet’s 150th birthday.

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