Painted primarily in shades of blue with strokes of red and yellow, the figures in this expressionist painting are evoked through loose shapes and visible strokes. The style of painting has visible brush strokes and paint texture. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

Grief Art Print

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In his late works Jack B. Yeats explored human subjects and universal themes. In Grief, one of his most emotive paintings, he communicates his abhorrence of war and conflict through expressive brushwork and intense colour. Crowds of indigo-coloured soldiers surge forward ahead of their leader, who rides a white horse. In the foreground an old man with white hair is seen in profile. He crouches, looking at his hands. To the right, a woman protects a fair-haired child. His hands and lower body are red with blood. Behind them, houses glow with orange flames.

National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Jack B. Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

Grief, 1951

Oil on canvas, 102 x 153 cm

Purchased, 1965 (Shaw Fund)


© Estate of Jack B Yeats, DACS London/ IVARO Dublin

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