Posted by: bluesyemre | June 22, 2017

Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated by Danish painter #ClausHavemann to National Library of Ireland

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The National Library of Ireland officially accepted the donation of a painting by Danish artist Claus Havemann at a special event in the library on Tuesday.

The work, titled Irish Eyes, takes the form of a rectangular grid featuring the eyes of 12 of Ireland’s most famous writers and poets, from Seamus Heaney and James Joyce to Edna O’Brien (the only living subject). Havemann, who has been coming to Ireland for 40 years, spends six months each year on Sherkin Island. Last year, he donated another “eyes” picture, of nine leaders of the 1916 Rising, which now hangs in Richmond Barracks.

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/portrait-of-the-artists-danish-painter-donates-work-depicting-irish-writers-1.3127628

Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland

http://www.nli.ie/

http://www.claushavemann.com/

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