Gerard Dillon's early years are reflected in his painting of the 'Falls Road on a Saturday Night'. Once he reached eighteen, he escaped from the conflicts of politics and religion and went to London where he worked as a house painter by day to support himself as an artist by night. 'Demolition' expresses something of that world but it was not until he returned to Ireland before the war that he discovered an equivalent to the dream country of his imagination when he visited the Aran Islands and spent time in Connemara. There he found subjects including young fishermen with nets full of seaweed, cottages, donkeys, goats and fish and all the elements of life far removed from big cities in pictures like 'Imaginary Bride', 'Connemara Moon', or a tapestry such as 'Gentle Breeze'.
As he matured, he entered a romantic phase by creating a masked Pierrot which enabled him to enter the subject not only as an observer but as a participant. Gradually symbols became more important to him as is evident in a work like 'The Painter's Dilemma' which brings together concepts of religion, politics, and sex, all questions inherited from his home training which he never really succeeded in driving out of his consciousness.
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Book Description Wolfhound, 1994. Hardback. 1994. Wolfhound. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. Dj- VG. 11.5x8. 120pp. Frontis, profuse colour and b/w plates and illus. Gerard Dillon's early years are reflected in his painting of the 'Falls Road on a Saturday Night'. Once he reached eighteen, he escaped from the conflict of politics and religion and went to London where he worked as a house painter by day to support himself as an artist by night. This is the biography of a remarkable painter. Bookseller Inventory # 1884182
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