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Classical Myths into Contemporary Art

‘Classical Myths into Contemporary Art’’

Join us for this illustrated Bloomsday lecture by Yseult O’Driscoll at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Sunday, June 16th at 1pm.

James Joyce based Ulysses largely on Homer’s epic adventure story The Odyssey, adapting, reworking, and often subverting it, to apply to the Dublin of his day. He created parallels, that were sometimes ironic, between the ancient Greek heroes and their adventures, and the various characters and their activities as they cross the streets of Dublin over the course of the 16th June 1904.  This lecture looks at how contemporary artists have produced work exploring similar parallels between the ancient and modern worlds, just as Joyce does in his version of Homer’s epic tale.

The event is free, no booking required. Space limited.

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  • 16 June, 2024
1:00 pm2:30 pm


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