The Rape of the Sabines after David

Details: The Rape of the Sabines after David is a painting produced by Robert Ballagh in 1970. Information: The composition of this work is taken from the painting made by Jacques-Louis David in 1799 entitled The Intervention of the Sabine Women. Ballagh reinterpreted the original painting in his Pop art styling, using harsh lines and Read more about The Rape of the Sabines after David[…]

The Taking of Christ

Details: The Taking of Christ was painted by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1602. Information: The painting depicts the betrayal of Christ with the moment Judas kissed Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Caravaggio’s signature use of chiaroscuro heightens the drama of this betrayal scene.  The painting was one of the most celebrated works produced Read more about The Taking of Christ[…]

The Couple

Details: The Couple is a sculpture produced by Louise Bourgeois in 2003. Information: The sculpture shows an abstract interpretation of a couple in an act of embrace. Bourgeois creates a tension between what are hard, masculine materials and soft, feminine shapes. The tension between male and female forms, which morph between figurative and abstract forms, Read more about The Couple[…]

Dublin Castle

Details: Located just off of Dame Street on the south side of the river Liffey. Dublin Castle houses Government Buildings, State Apartments and museums such as the Chester Beatty Library and the Garda Museum.  Information: This monumental building not only showcases Irish medieval architecture but it is also of huge cultural significance. Dublin Castle served Read more about Dublin Castle[…]