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Art and the Nation State: The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland

Róisín Kennedy


Art and the Nation State is a wide-ranging study of the reception and critical debate on modernist art in Ireland from the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922 to the end of the modernist era in the 1970s. Drawing on media coverage, reviews, writings and the private papers of key Irish and international artists, critics and commentators, the study explores the significant contribution of Irish modern art to post-independence cultural debate and diverging notions of Irish national identity. Through an analysis of significant controversies and debates on modern art, the book examines how t ... More

Keywords: national identity, Irish Free State, modern art, modernization, cultural debate, media coverage, modernism, reception of art, Georges Rouault, Francis Bacon

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622355
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622355.001.0001


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Róisín Kennedy, author

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