Friday, October 04, 2013

Abbey Portraits

Portrait of a Man: 1. Margaret  Gildea and Anne Gildea; 2. Rosanna Manouchehri; 3. Carol  Cuningham and Hannah Cunningham. (Pix. BME)

Two new portraits at the Abbey Theatre, Tom MacIntyre by artist Colin Davidson and Sebastian Barry by artist Mick O'Dea, are the latest in an historic collection that has grown with the theatre over a hundred years and form part of a continuum that marries art with theatre.  The collection features portraits of many famous names associated with the Abbey Theatre including W.B. Yeats, Annie Horniman, Lady Gregory, F.J. McCormick, Sara Allgood, Brian Friel and Tom Murphy.