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What is seen on the staircase of the entrane?

"Field of Corn, Pont-Aven" 1892 by Roderic O'Conor

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Other details on entrance

-Roof: small circular lights
-Rainbow umbrellas on cafe wall with "O'Conor" written on it
-Floor: white tiles
-Walls: white, square/rectangular holes on cafe wall
-Posters promoting exhibition on souvenir shop glass

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Roderic O'Conor

Irish man, French artist

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Roof of exhibition

vents, strip lights, spotlights

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Other details on exhibition

-labels beside paintings
-booklet w/ large text of labels
-wall text in first room
-chairs/couches for sitting + viewing
-centres of paintings aligned
-paintings in rooms and on wall of shared corridor

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Works I picked

Rooftops in Paris 1886
oil on canvas
by Vincent Van Gogh

The Bridge in Grez 1889-90
oil on canvas
By Roderic O'Conor

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Frames of paintings

gold
wood (dark or light)
black
white

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Headings for essays

layout
presentation/hang
theme
space
lighting
security

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the hang

-outer paintings smaller, inner paintings bigger to bring eye to centre
-centres of paintings aligned

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Name of Gallery

National Gallery of Ireland

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Location

Dublin City

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Entrances

Clare Street/Marion Square

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exhibition title

Roderic O'Conor and The Moderns Between Paris and Pont-Aven

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Name of wing of gallery the exhibition is located in

Beit Wing

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Temporary or permanent exhibition?

Temporary exhibition (18 July - 28 Oct)

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Type of exhibition

group exhibit, however it focuses on O'Conor's work and development/artists he was influenced by/artists of similar style

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first impressions

-Clare street entrance: modern, sleek, modern design inside
-Not a lot of people
-quiet buzz of people
-white walls + ground floor
-exhibition: purple wall!, clean smell, slightly cold

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facilities gallery has

souvenir store
cafe
cloak room
storage room/storage room
toilets
temp. exhibitions + permanent collection

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how gallery provides info to visitors

info desk at entrance
map near cafe entrance w/ leaflets
TV displays
tour guide
labels
wall text
booklet at door w/ large text ver. of labels

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Exhibition - lighting

-spot lights (yellow-ish) - make paintings more clear + vibrant
-white lights built into roof (strip lighting)

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Exhibition - materials

-floor: wood
-frames: gold, black, white, dark wood, light wood

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Exhibition - colour of wall

-purple - complements greens + yellows in paintings
-dots/ovals in high relief on walls (lol)

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Exhibition - flow of exhibition

-strip lighting help to see space + move around
-easy to navigate
-go from room to room, diff categories in each room

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intro on essay

name gallery
location
entranes
name of exhibition
type of exhibition (temporary, group exhibit.. etc)
theme

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Exhibition - layout

-Beit Wing
-5 rooms
-1st room: New discoveries
-2nd room: Landscapes
-3rd room: Breton Peasants and Still Lifes
-4th room: O'Conor and Gauguin
-5th room: The Legacy of Pont Aven
-rooms are square
-emergency exit at end of exhibit
-had to walk back through combined/connecting corridor to exit
-seat in room 2
-2 glass display cases (room 3 + 5)
-easy to navigate
-easy flow from one room to next
-straightforward layout

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Exhibition - presentation

-formal, paintings spaced evenly, eye level, centre is focus wall
-paintings on corridor wall easily missed
-glass display cases - drawings/letters/sketchbooks
-wall colour
-older building - high ceiling

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Exhibition - space

-rooms are small, but still spacious enough for a group of people to fit/view
-narrower/connecting corridor
-slightly cold to protect artworks
-clean space
-well-lit
-square rooms, separated, i like this as divisions help to focus on artworks of similar themes

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Exhibition - lighting

-spotlights on each painting from roof (yellow-ish light) to make colours clear + vibrant, (some were broken)
-white strip lights on roof help to see space + move around easily
-all artificial light, no windows/natural light
-lights -> softer/calmer, at a certain distance so it does not discolour painting or damage from heat of lighting.
-diffused lights

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Exhibition - security

-bodyguards
-silver wire at distance from painting - discourage people from getting too close to paintings
-cameras

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notes on essay

make sure to give personal opinion, eg did u like the hang? why? criticisms?