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Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns

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In July 2018 the National Gallery of Ireland staged the first museum show in over thirty years to focus on the work of the important Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, and his time in the renowned artist’s colony of Pont-Aven.


O'Conor's contribution to the expressionist movement and the influences and collaborations with his contemporaries were a feature of the exhibition - placing his work side-by-side with that of the artists he was closely connected, including Van Gogh, Gauguin, Armand Seguin, Robert Bevan and Cuno Amiet. 


O’Conor’s distinctive method of painting ‘stripes’ in heightened colours – while having affinity with Van Gogh and Gauguin – was distilled and transformed into an original personal style, notably preceding the Fauvism movement. 


The exhibition title graphic features expressive use of the artist’s signature, with the surrounding visual language taking influence from his brushwork and experimental colour palettes. The vivid, graphic design system celebrates one of the foremost painters of a generation, applied throughout print, environmental and digital materials.