ANTIQUES AT THE OPERA
The Lismore Opera Festival antiques art and vintage fair takes place today and tomorrow. Dealers from around the country will attend the fair, organised by Hibernian antiques. The venue for what has become a popular annual event is the Lismore Community Hall. The fair coincides with a performance of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Lismore Castle Stable Yard.
In Skibbereen, an exhibition entitled East Meets West has just started at Uillinn, the West Cork Arts Centre. It explores the historic links between Cornwall and West Cor,k beginning with a shared megalithic culture, Bronze Age mining and trading, medieval fish processing, and the establishment of the Newlyn colony of artists in the late 19th century. The show features three leading Cornish artists, Phillip Booth, Matthew Lanyon, and Tony Lattimer. It runs until July 8. Femme Écrivant (MarieThérèse) is a deeply personal portrait of Marie-thérèse Walter, who entered his life in 1927 and influenced the course of his art in an unprecedented manner. It is estimated at £25-40 million.
‘Femme Écrivant (Marie-thérèse)’ by Pablo Picasso. An intimate portrait of his lover, Marie-thérèse Walter. A show of new work by Limerick artist, John Shinnors, is on at the Taylor Galleries in Dublin. This suite of 14 paintings includes many familiar semi-abstract motifs that have appeared in Shinnors’ work since the early 1980s like badgers, scarecrows, cattle, lighthouses, and kites. His usual three-tone colour scheme is evident in this, his tenth solo show at Taylor. It runs until June 24. A1934 portrait by Pablo Picasso will be a highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale in London on June 27, one of a series of 20th Century art sakes at Christie’s, which run from June 17 to June 30.