Introduction
From Empire to Republic, 1886–1949
in Painting Dublin, 1886–1949
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This chapter establishes the historical, cultural, and theoretical frameworks that have shaped Painting Dublin. In addition to an overview of the key chapters, it introduces the place of the city in Irish literature, drama, and poetry, and how these relate to visual art. The latter half of this chapter outlines the key historical, political, and social events that shaped the city in the years 1886–1949, as well as introducing the institutions which supported artistic life in the city as pertaining to artistic education, studio life, and artistic societies, as well as opportunities for exhibiting, viewing, and selling art

Painting Dublin, 1886–1949

Visualising a changing city

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