Hughie O’Donoghue: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

Hughie O’Donoghue’s painting and print both titled ‘Departure’ are on view at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition on through 20 August 2017. His painting ‘Departure White Water’ is included in our Summer Exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art.

‘Departure’ is one of a series that O’Donoghue has created over the years that uses the shipwreck of Plassy as a model. Plassy is grounded on the small island of Inis Oir off the west coast of Ireland. O’Donoghue frequently visits the ship to observe its changing form, as it has rusted and been moved up shore by the sea.

The paintings are made on coarse cotton tarpaulin and the folds of the tarpaulin mirror the riveted plates of the ship itself. The scale is intended to be cinematic, metallic pigments are used to evoke the sensory impact of early cinema. The silent film Nosferatu, by F.W Murnau, is also a recurring motif of the series.

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Hughie O’Donoghue’s painting and print both titled ‘Departure’ are on view at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition on through 20 August 2017. His painting ‘Departure White Water’ is included in our Summer Exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art.

‘Departure’ is one of a series that O’Donoghue has created over the years that uses the shipwreck of Plassy as a model. Plassy is grounded on the small island of Inis Oir off the west coast of Ireland. O’Donoghue frequently visits the ship to observe its changing form, as it has rusted and been moved up shore by the sea.

The paintings are made on coarse cotton tarpaulin and the folds of the tarpaulin mirror the riveted plates of the ship itself. The scale is intended to be cinematic, metallic pigments are used to evoke the sensory impact of early cinema. The silent film Nosferatu, by F.W Murnau, is also a recurring motif of the series.

Read more about Hughie O’Donoghue at the RA

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