This week’#s #ThreeonThursday takes you to The National Gallery of Ireland, recommends a live show from Norah Jones and highlights a documentary on Irish history that is well-worth seeing.
The story behind Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ and how it came to sit in The National Gallery of Ireland is an extraordinary story of good luck and expertise. This short video explains why the Italian painter is so important in the history of art and gives you a little bit about his very colourful life in Rome and Naples. It also looks into the story of how it went ‘missing’ for years before turning up in Dublin.
If you want to hear a soothing voice in these uncertain times, then you might contemplate the voice of Norah Jones. The chanteusse is live every Thursday on her Facebook Page and her singing is as sweet as ever.
This BBC series exploring the history of Ireland is an excellent overview of your adopted country’s past. It is presented and interpreted by journalist Fergal Keane. In this episode he explores the age of revolution and tells the story of Wolfe Tone – one of Ireland’s legendary rebels. It is a profound stroy and one that had a lasting effect on generations of Irish people who came behind him.
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