In a four-part series for The Lyric Feature, art critic Cristín Leach brings us through a story of conquest, propaganda and inspiration as she explores how ideas of Ireland and Irish national identity have been visually represented. Joined by leading art historians, curators and artists on urban streets, in rural heartlands and galleries, Cristín excavates identity in some of Ireland’s iconic historical and political artworks. And from foreign rule to famine, independence to the Troubles uncovers a story art can tell us about how others would like to see us and how we see ourselves. on RTÉ Lyric fm, Jan 12 to Feb 2 2020 Sundays 6pm The Lyric Feature .
Image: John Butts View of Cork from Audley Place (c.1750). © Collection Crawford Art Gallery