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Witness the work of contemporary Irish artists and behold Francis Bacon's studio at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Originally the townhouse of the First Earl of Charlemont, this grand building boasts an impressive array of modern artwork with a particularly strong collection of local works and French pieces. The site is perhaps best known for hosting Francis Bacon's studio. In 1998, six years after the painter's death, the studio and its entire contents were moved from London to the Irish gallery. Today you can observe the clutter, chaos, and genius of the room. Each piece has been painstakingly archived, including paint pots, books, slashed canvases, furniture, photographs, and more. Make Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip itinerary planner.
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This is free and worthy of an hour. They have two Monet and a couple of Manet. If you’re a fan of Bacon, you’ll appreciate his collection and the messy studio that he worked in. Some nice paintings...
This is free and worthy of an hour. They have two Monet and a couple of Manet. If you’re a fan of Bacon, you’ll appreciate his collection and the messy studio that he worked in. Some nice paintings... more »
The gallery is an absolute gem. The collection has important historical and contemporary works. Allow plenty of time.
The gallery is an absolute gem. The collection has important historical and contemporary works. Allow plenty of time. more »
Nice gallery with modern art as well as impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Manet and Degas plus Francis Bacon studio and collection. There was also a temporary exhibition of children's paintings. It is a rather small gallery but the admission is free and it is definitely worth visiting it. Check the opening hours before coming in (I think it is closed on Mondays).
What a discovery! Perfect sized museum with an astonishingly interesting collection of art. No entrance fee! Strong focus on Irish artists, such as Keats. My highlights: the original studio of Dublin-born Francis Bacon and 6 unfinished portraits by Bacon. And a room with several big paintings by Sean Scully. Impressive rooms, beautiful old building. Also nice: little cabinet with masterpieces of stained glass. Nice café.
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