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‘’Ikons of the 20th Century’’ by Lora Murphy

Monday 1st October – Thursday 14th November 2014

‘Ikons of the 20th Century’, is a collection of work by Cork based artist Lora Murphy.

Born in 1962 in Ireland, Lora has been being working as a full time teacher since 2008. Mainly a self taught painter, she specializes in Encaustic and Oils, and also teaches classes in Encaustic painting throughout the country. Lora is currently employed as a tutor at  Art Hand Art Collage Bonmahon, Co Waterford, and is also studying Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy at Limerick Institute of Technology.

Encaustic, from the old Greek enkaustikos, means to heat or to burn. The result is a luminosity beyond measure, a sensuous tactile feast for the eyes. Lora has been inspired by the portraits from fayum in Egypt. These fascinating portraits are the most ancient easel paintings to have survived having been executed some 2000 years ago. At least 1000 exist. They were executed in wax and retained their impact and originality and often exquisite beauty and are a source of constant inspiration and wonder.

Lora’s work is held in collections in Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany, USA, The Middle East and Australia.

Lora:  ‘’My work is concerned with the idea of inter-connectness. The deeply held conviction that we are all connected to each other and to the earth. The idea of unity belonging being returning fusing.’’

 

'Ikons of the 20th Century'
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
Detail
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
Detail
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
Detail
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
Detail
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
'Ikons of the 20th Century'
Detail
 
 

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