The Fantastic in Irish Art

Images of the supernatural and the uncanny are on show at a “haunting exhibition” in the National Gallery in Dublin .

The Fantastic in Irish Art features more than 50 works on paper, sculpture and stained glass produced by Irish artists between 1870-1930.

From the work of illustrator Richard Doyle (1824-83), to the impressive stained-glass artist Harry Clarke (1889-1931), and sculptor Oliver Sheppard (1865-1941), these artists created evocative and fascinating works of art intended to delight or unsettle their audience.

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