Really like these sketches that Christine Hurlstone Jackson (Waddicor) drew of Peig Sayers on the Blasket – there’s a warmth and a liveliness to her in them that photos sometimes miss. pic.twitter.com/8LcrDbuLLm
— Ciara | Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) September 5, 2020
‘A warmth and a liveliness to her in them that photos sometimes miss…’
You can say that aris.
the extension cord hanging over the fireplace is a fire hazard and hurts the authenticity
b, sketched contemporaneously.
…Ciara’s not bad at the sketching herself…
more like artistic licence that photos can’t capture, or at least not without fb messenger filters
If they’d put those sketches on the book cover, would we have been less likely to deface it?
If only Peig had spoken Sanskrit instead of Gaelic…
The Irish language has roots stretching back at least 5,000 years, and shares words with Sanskrit, the ancient classical language of India
The Celtic group of languages, which includes Irish, a descendant of Indo-European. Celtic is thought to have separated definitively from the parent tongue by 1,000 B.C. Over time, three distinct dialects of Celtic emerged – Gaulish, Brythonic, and Goidelic, so she wasn’t that far off lol
Well there’s the rub, isn’t it. Photographs take picture of things as they appear, a sketch is about the artist’s perception.
..and at least she’s washing her hands.