LAND­SCAPE GI­ANTS

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Jack Yeats and Paul Henry Hunt Mu­seum, Lim­er­ick City Un­til Septem­ber 30 hunt­mu­seum.com

We can come to see what land­scapes look like through the work of our most tal­ented artists. Monet, for ex­am­ple, made it hard to imag­ine wa­ter lilies any other way. Van Gogh did the same for starry nights and corn­fields. Now, the Hunt Mu­seum has brought the land­scape of Ireland home with a land­mark ex­hi­bi­tion of the work of two Ir­ish gi­ants, Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry. The pair were con­tem­po­raries – they died within a year of one an­other – but their art out­look couldn’t have been more dif­fer­ent. While Henry per­fectly cap­tures the misty vis­tas of the West, Yeats gets gritty with horse races, crowds and mythic fig­ures.

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