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At the Crawford Art Gallery at Emmet Place, Cork city

Frank O’Dea, of Balla Bán Art Gallery in Dublin, writes:

“Spotted this recently on a visit to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City. Nineteenth century art instruction often included the use of sculptural models as teaching aids for drawing, painting, study of anatomy and sculpture study, known as Drawing Casts to emphasize the study of form and the visual effect that light and shadow had on these forms.

“But I don’t think they meant to paint them literally unless you’re in the Rebel County that is!

“‘Recasting Canova’ is the title of this ongoing exhibition in the Sculpture Galleries of Crawford Art Gallery in Cork and these historic depictions of gods and mortals have formed the basis of their collection since 1819.

“Might be worth checking out if it’s something that tickles your fancy!”

Recasting Canova (Crawford Art Gallery)