This major exhibition of 20th-century European painting was selected by the distinguished British-born painter Stephen McKenna. It was based on works by 26 European artists, born between 1867 and 1952, who have been his “cultural mentors over many years”, and whose work represents, in his opinion, a central tradition of painting since the Renaissance.
The exhibition comprised more than 70 paintings and included works by some of the most important and influential artists of the 20th-century, among them Kasimir Malevich, Francis Picabia, Fernand Leger, Andre Derain and Giorgio de Chirico. The exhibition also includes works by several Irish aritsts – Jack B Yeats, Sean Scully, Felim Egan, Richard Gorman and Lennon – whom McKenna sees as connected to the tradition he is exploring.
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