Samuel Forde: Visions of Tragedy

Friday 17 January – Saturday 22 March 2014
Samuel Forde: Visions of Tragedy | Friday 17 January – Saturday 22 March 2014 | Crawford Art Gallery

Opening Reception Thursday 16 January 6 – 8pm

In January 2014, the Crawford Art Gallery presents the first exhibition to celebrate the work of Cork-born artist Samuel Forde (1805-28). The exhibition – curated by Michael Waldron and Dr Shane Lordan – focuses on Forde as an early student of the Cork School of Art and a product of the wider visual arts culture of the later Georgian period. Central to the exhibition is an in-depth analysis of Forde’s unfinished masterpiece, Fall of the Rebel Angels (1828), in conjunction with his preparatory sketches and excerpts from his diary. It also considers the influence of artists, writers, and material from the School itself to deconstruct Forde’s works and contextualize his creative and intellectual significance. Ahead of the Canova Casts’ bicentenary, this timely exhibition seeks to recover Samuel Forde’s artistic legacy and restore his memory to public consciousness. An extensive Access & Participation programme accompanies this exhibition.

Samuel Forde Visions of Tragedy:

  • Friday 17 January at 1 pm: Inaugural tour of the exhibition
  • Thursday 23 January at 6:30 pm: Painted by Candlelight – drawing session
  • Saturday 1 February at 2:30 pm: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan – a literary at performance
  • Thursday 13 February at 6:30 pm: Painted by Candlelight – drawing session
  • Saturday 15 February at 2:30 pm: Guided tour of the exhibition
  • Saturday 22 February at 2:30 pm: Making a Heaven of Hell – a literary at performance
  • Thursday 6 March 6:30 pm: Painted by Candlelight – drawing session
  • Thursday 13 March 6:30 pm: Guided tour of the exhibition
  • Saturday 15 March 2:30 pm: Visions of Tragedy – a literary at performance
Friday 17 January – Saturday 22 March 2014
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4805042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie
www.crawfordartgallery.ie
Opening hours / start times:
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

 
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