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Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)
The Holy Well
Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)
The Holy Well
Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art 13 July - 28 October, 2018
Preview: Thursday 12 July



This major exhibition surveys the nude and the naked body as depicted by Irish artists, focusing on interconnecting themes of political allegory, domestic intimacy, gender politics, artistic training, censorship, sexuality and display. The exhibition features work ranging from historic Sheela na-gigsto artists including Francis Bacon, James Barry, Dorothy Cross, Robert Fagan, Amanda Coogan, Mainie Jellett and Brian Maguire.

Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams