Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Leaving Cert. question 2016 Q. 8

Wednesday 23rd May.

Please answer 2016 Q. 8 on the Romanesque period for Monday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Leaving Cert - Art in Ireland Section video link

Tues 22nd May.

For homework please listen to this video link with helpful advice & tips on answering questions in the art in Ireland section.
Please copy and paste the link below (in red) into a new tab in your browser which will bring you directly to the video.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

TY art paintings inspired by painter Marc Allante

Thurs 17th May

TY painting project inspired by artist Marc Allante

TY Clay sculpture & project brief sheet - For portfolio

Thurs 17th May.

Leaving Cert. HOMEWORK for Monday 21st May

Thurs 17th May.

Leaving Cert's - Please complete the following HL 2015 exam paper question for Monday. (in hardback copies)

2015) Q. 1 -  Iron Age - Higher Level 

1. The “Petrie Crown” illustrated on the accompanying sheet is an example of a remarkable change in style that took place during the Iron Age. Discuss this statement referring to the function, form, and style of the Petrie Crown, and to the materials and techniques used in its production and decoration. and Name and describe one example of decorative stone carving from this period. Illustrate your answer.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

5th Year Art history Essay - 2014 Q. 1 HL - Stone Age

Tuesday  15th May.

Please complete the following essay for Wed. 

2014) Q. 1) -  Stone Age

1. It can be argued that the most impressive early tombs in Ireland were passage graves. Discuss this statement with reference to one named passage grave and two other types of named tombs from either the Mesolithic or Neolithic periods. In your answer describe and discuss their structure, decoration, and location. and Briefly discuss what you know about the people who built these tombs and their spiritual beliefs. Illustrate your answer

Monday, 14 May 2018

5th year art history homework for Tuesday.

Monday 14th May:

Please complete the follow HL past exam paper question for Tuesday 15th May.  I also need to take up any more remaining essays on Jack B. Yeats.

2017) Q. 2: Bronze Age

Q.2. Name, describe and discuss the two artefacts illustrated on the accompanying sheet. In your answer refer to form, function, materials and the techniques used in their production and decoration. and Briefly describe and discuss the periods in which these artefacts were made.


The gold dress fastener  found in Clones, Co. Monaghan, dates from the 8th century B.C. and is decorated with many small circular shapes engraved into it.  It is pure gold and weighs over 1000 grammes it probably was used for ceremonial occasions.It can be seen in the National Museum of Ireland and belongs to the Dowris phase of the Late Bronze Age at circa 700 B. C.  It has a length of 21.5 centimetres.It functioned as a double button meant to slip through two holes in a garment such as a cloak.  The largeness and elaborate decoration on the surface probably meant it was only worn infrequently.The connecting bow tapers from the centre toward each end, and the ends join the bell-shaped terminals asymmetrically.  Three small hatched triangles lie along the crest of the bow.  Three bands of parallel lines, separated by bands with diagonal hatching, run around the bases of the bow.  A hatched chevron design runs around the margins of this band of decoration, both above and below.The exterior surfaces of the terminals are magnificently decorated with small pits surrounded by concentric engraved circles, scattered freehand and occasionally touching one another.A triangular area between the end of the bow and the inner edge of the terminal has been left undecorated, and a similar interruption of decoration appears on the underside of the bow.The rims of the terminals carry three ridges, both inside and outside.  A ring of hatched triangles rises from the highest inner ridge.This type of fastener is an Irish adaptation of a northern European clothespin, in which two conjoined circular plates are furnished with a fastening pin; pins are absent in the Irish form.  Many of these fasteners (all except two are in gold) have been found in Ireland, where they have a wide distribution; such ornaments were also exported to Britain.  Also known as a fibula or fibulae.