Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

The history of the visual arts in Ireland from the seventeenth to the late twentieth century must be understood in terms of Ireland’s close political and cultural connection with Britain. From portraits of the landed elite to landscapes of well-manicured demesnes, the story of the development of painting in Ireland is indeed a reflection of artistic developments usually emanating from London, yet one that is tinged with colonial complications. For much of the period, migration proved to be a sensible career move for an aspiring Irish artist, yet with the gaining of national independence in the 1920s many artists attempted to forge careers at home. This essay traces the conflict faced by numerous former colonies, the attractions of the foreign versus indigenous aspirations.

Keywords: Portraiture, Art exhibitions, Migration, Foreign art, Indigenous art

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.