5 gems of the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin

1) Francis Bacon Studio

Bacon’s studio is as chaotic as his life was. Born in Dublin in 1909, he spent much of his life in Soho London drinking, gambling and painting his own unique brand of dark twisted surrealism/ expressionism. His paintings are some of the world’s most expensive ones. In the Hugh Lane Gallery, his studio has been meticulously relocated for viewing.

the messy studio of Francis Bacon

4) Frank O'Meara and Irish artists abroad

Split between Ireland and France, O’Meara died from malaria at the age of 35. But in that brief time he was renowned for his evocative impressionist landscape painting. Alongside O’Meara’s work, this collection presents other works by similar artists who also left Ireland to develop their styles.

Frank O'Meara and Irish artists abroad collection

5) Stained Glass Room

When you step inside the Hugh Lane Gallery, don’t go too fast, because you won’t want to miss the special room right beside the reception. It’s a bright, kaleidoscopic room full of wonderful stained glass works by great artists like Wilhelmina Geddes, Evie Hone, Paul Boney, James Scanlon, and of course Harry Clarke.

Stained Glass Room at the Dublin City Gallery

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