Art in the grounds at the IMMA

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Carmen 2011 by Susana Solano

Although the main galleries were closed, there are a number of art works scattered around the grounds of the Irish Museum of modern Art. I snapped photographs of some (but not all) of them while I strolled around outside the building and in the gardens.

This is one of the hare type statues which were a favourite motif for the Welsh sculptor, Barry Flanagan.

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‘The Drummer’ by Barry Flanagan

I liked these granite pieces scattered on the lawn.

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Untitled / Corrections D by Iran do Espirito Santo

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8 Limestones cut to a specific size from rough blocks 50 x 50 x 150 cm split into parts and reassembled into their original form, 1988 by Ulrich Rückriem (Some title that. It does exactly what it says on the tin!)

A couple of oversized arms cast in bronze. Look like they’ve been amputated from a giant.

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Byzantin, 2012 by Janet Mullarney,

This rather moving statue is by the Irish sculptor  Edward Delaney, who lived in Germany for a few years after World War II. It was inspired by an  exhausted women on a bench looking for help who was observed by the artist.  He wanted to works that show that life goes on in spite of suffering.

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Eve with apple 2003 by Edward Delaney

This fountain, made up of four structures which rather remind me of the wax running down the sides of a wine bottle holding a burning candle,  is located in the pond in the middle of the formal garden.


North South East West,  by Lynda Benglis 2009 Cast bronze fountain

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Sentinel VIII by Catherine Lee

Dublin 2009 022

Bernar Venet – 217.5o Arc x 12, 2008, Corten Steel

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