By Fintan Cullen

A Shared Legacy: Essays on Irish and Scottish paintings and visible tradition brings jointly for the 1st time a special choice of new study through top Irish, Scottish, English and North American students to discover the various ways that the visible can function in the context of 2 nations with similar studies of misplaced statehood but retained nationhood. overlaying a span of 3 centuries, this skilfully-crafted booklet takes the dialogue of Irish and Scottish paintings past the customarily isolationist strategy followed some time past, dealing without delay with problems with nationality in a much broader context. The authors determine nationwide issues via quite a number subject matters: race, classification, union and assimilation or nationalism and internationalism and whereas the various essays specialise in work, sculpture, prints and watercolours, others contemplate a much wider suggestion of visible tradition through investigating images, magic lantern slides and the house arts of embroidery and textiles.

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