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A painting, oil on canvas, entitled An Atlantic Drive, by Jack B. Yeats. The painting show four figures, the driver and three passengers on a side-car on the Atlantic Drive, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. They look out over the rough sea

These works accentuate the beauty of the landscape and traditional ways of life. Observing these paintings we remember our history and the people of the West. For centuries the West of Ireland has attracted artists and continues to be a source of inspiration for artists today.

The variety of artistic practices from the earliest work in the exhibition Samuel Lover’s The Kelp Burners (1835) to Donald Teskey’s ‘ Turn in the Weather’ (2016) bears testament to the enduring attraction of the West of Ireland to artists. The theme of travel is further illustrated with a selection of illustrated travel books by artists and travellers from the 19th century to today. ‘ A Wild Atlantic Way’ offers a glimpse into how artists viewed and still view the West and the different approaches they take when responding to it, through their mastery in many different styles and techniques.

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The Hunt Museum

The Custom House, Rutland Street
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

Phone: 061 312 833

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