Art­work: The Vir­gin of Eire

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Mainie Jel­lett (1897-1944), The Vir­gin of Eire, Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land (left). I love this work for its vivid colour and strong com­po­si­tion. Jel­lett was one of Ire­land’s fore­most Mod­ern pain­ters. In 1943, she be­came a found­ing chair­man of the Ir­ish Ex­hi­bi­tion of Liv­ing Art, where she showed this paint­ing. The work il­lus­trates her Cu­bist style. The cen­tral fig­ures are the Vir­gin and Child with St Brigid and St Patrick. They are en­closed in a care­fully struc­tured sym­met­ri­cal com­po­si­tion.

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