Opening on June 1st is a new Irish exhibition ‘Lavery and Osborne: Observing life ’ at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, featuring Irish artists, Sir John Lavery and Walter Frederick Osborne. Both born in the mid-nineteenth century, these renowned artists lived parallel lives as Irish painters who travelled overseas to develop their artistic talent. Placing them side by side, without other artists for the first time is also a reflection of their lives. It is said that they never met, but both were offered knighthoods and both were subject to the same artistic influences including that of James McNeill Whistler.
A total of sixty-two pieces are to be exhibited. The majority are from private collections travelling from the United Kingdom and the United States, with a few from other Irish galleries including the Crawford Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, and Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Tired of just looking at paintings in art galleries or museums …? Vangoyourself allows visitors to discover and enjoy art in a whole new way …Visitors to Exhibition can re-enact the painting for themselves. They can become the painting using their own visually creative take on the artists work. People visiting the exhibition can recreate an Osborne or Lavery painting, by taking a snap of their version of the painting, uploading it to VanGoYourself, which twins their image with the original artwork for sharing on social media, immortalising their artistic talent for all to see!
Limerick’s Celia Holman-Lee’s VanGoYourself
take of Lavery’s ‘The Gold Turban’ 1929
Pictured is Celia Holman Lee and Richard Lynch’s take on Lavery’s painting, with Starsky, owned by Sinead Hutchison ‘Stars in Sunlight’ which depicts Maureen O’Sullivan and Loretta Young relaxing between scenes in Hollywood.
Pictured is Julie Butler’s VanGoYourself take on Osborne’s painting ‘Portrait of Violet Stockley with rabbit’ The rabbit was on loan .
‘Lavery and Osborne: Observing Life’ at the Hunt Museum Limerick takes place from
Saturday, 1st June and continues throughout the summer until 30 September. Tickets can be purchased at huntmuseum.com/event/lavery-osborne/
For more information, interviews or visuals contact:
Tracy Kelly Public Relations
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