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You and a guest are invited to join Irish artist Eithne Jordan for a tour of the exhibition and a discussion of her response to the painting practice of both artists. We will then host an equine life drawing workshop, in collaboration with the Garda Mounted Unit, to explore one of the major common threads between Freud & Yeats, the love of the horse. No previous drawing experience is necessary. A range of exercises will enable you in the gestural and observational drawing of the horse through varied techniques.


Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
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Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats 1871–1957

Irish painter Jack B. Yeats was born in London and grew up in Sligo with his maternal grandparents before returning to London in 1887 to live with his parents. He briefly attended the Government School of Design and the Westminster School of Art and went onto work as an illustrator for sporting periodicals and newspapers. A visit to the West of Ireland in 1898 inspired his first solo exhibition 'Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland'. It would remain his theme for much of his artistic career.
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