During the 18th century, many people travelled on a 'Grand Tour' of Europe. They learned about the art and culture of France and Italy. A lot of this art was based on old stories, or myths. As a result, many Irish artists became very interested in studying myths. 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?