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Need some more colour?

Posted by NationalGalleryShop 15/02/2018 0 Comment(s)





“I love the music of colours...Yellow can depict happiness and also pain. Red can mean fire, blood or roses; blue can mean silver, the sky or a storm. Each colour has a soul of it's own.”


- Emil Nolde



Colour had great meaning in the life and work of German Expressionist, Emil Nolde. With this in mind our shopfront has been transformed to reflect the energy and vibrancy of the current exhibition, Emil Nolde: Colour is Life. 


The exhibition is the first to showcase the work of this significant artist in Ireland for over 50 years. If, like us, you leave with a new love for Nolde, we have the fantastic exhibition catalogue as well as some beautiful posters, tote bags and postcards available instore. 







 Book of the Week #4






To celebrate Sebastian Barry's appointment as Laureate for Irish Fiction this week's book of the week is Days Without End. Initially this book appears to present a well-trodden setting, taking place during the Indian Wars and American Civil War. However the treatment of the subject is anything but typical; Barry's characters have profound tenderness and insight.


I, the mysterious blog voice, enjoyed it so much that having a timely reason to promote it is gorgeous serendipity. Anyone who does pick up a copy please feel free to come in and discuss it, informal-book-club-style*.


*This is not usually condoned but happy to make an exception this once, in the name of self-interest 



Each week you'll find a new book of the week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the hot seat. 



Last week's title was Motherfoclóir by Darach O'Séaghdha




Before we go!


Here are two words to grab your attention this Friday: FLASH SALE. We have a table in the centre of the shop dedicated entirely to previous exhibition stock (Caravaggio, Vermeer, Burton), stationary, books and jewellery. It is not to be missed.