Painting Scenes from Myths

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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

  1. How would you describe these works of art to someone who couldn't see them?
  2. Do you know the stories?
  3. How are these works of art different from real life?
  4. What do you think is the most important part of each work of art?
  5. What questions would you ask the artists, if you could?