During the 18th century, many Irish artists and patrons travelled Europe on the 'Grand Tour'. People went on the Grand Tour to learn more about the classical art and culture of France and Italy. As a result, many Irish artists became very interested in mythology. In the 19th century, Irish mythology became very popular in art.
Gallery & Questions
- How would you describe these works of art to someone who couldn't see them?
- Do you know the stories?
- How are these works of art different from real life?
- What do you think is the most important part of each work of art?
- What questions would you ask the artists, if you could?