Opening on Saturday 1st June is a new Irish exhibition Lavery and Osborne: Observing life at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, featuring Irish artists, Sir John Lavery and Walter Frederick Osborne. Both born in the mid-nineteenth century, these renowned artists lived parallel lives as Irish painters who travelled overseas to develop their artistic talent.
Placing them side by side, without other artists for the first time is also a reflection of their lives. It is said that they never met, but both were offered knighthoods and both were subject to the same artistic influences including that of James McNeill Whistler.
A total of sixty-two pieces are to be exhibited. The majority are from private collections travelling from the United Kingdom and the United States, with a few from other Irish galleries including the Crawford Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, and Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Tired of just looking at paintings in art galleries or museums ...? allows visitors to discover and enjoy art in a whole new way. Visitors to Exhibition can re-enact the painting for themselves. They can become the painting using their own visually creative take on the artists work. People visiting the exhibition can recreate an Osborne or Lavery painting, by taking a snap of their version of the painting, uploading it to VanGoYourself, which twins their image with the original artwork for sharing on social media, immortalising their artistic talent for all to see!
Lavery and Osborne: Observing Life at the Hunt Museum Limerick takes place from
Saturday 1st June and continues throughout the summer until 30th September. Tickets can be purchased at huntmuseum.com/event/lavery-osborne/