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Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life

Eugeen Van Mieghem, Artist at work before the roads of Antwerp, 1923. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp. 

  • Exhibitions

09 February 2017 - 11 June 2017

Eugeen Van Mieghem, Artist at work before the roads of Antwerp, 1923. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp. 

Audiences can experience the works of acclaimed Belgian artist Eugeen Van Mieghem for the first time in Ireland through an exhibition depicting the vibrant life of the Port of Antwerp at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life is a fascinating visual account of the pulsating life of a working port at the beginning of the 20th century. Van Mieghem’s work represents a social history, exploring themes of migration, globalisation, port society, the working community, and, the life of the artist – themes that resonate with Dublin as a port city.

Admission free.

Exhibition supported by Dublin Port Company.

 

Eugeen Van Mieghem, Ships in the Port, 1924, Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp.

Eugeen Van Mieghem, In the Harbour on Sunday, 1912. Private collection; image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp.

Eugeen Van Mieghem
Steamers and Three Masted-Ships in the Dock, c.1912, Courtesy of Museum Plantin-Moretus / Prentenkabinet, Antwerp – UNESCO World Heritage.

Eugeen Van Mieghem
Terrace on the Keyserlei, c.1914, Courtesy of Museum Plantin-Moretus / Prentenkabinet, Antwerp – UNESCO World Heritage.

Eugeen Van Mieghem, Ship in Dry-Dock, c.1924, Private collection; image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp.

Eugeen Van Mieghem, Artist at work before the roads of Antwerp, 1923. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp.

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

Installation view of Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life.
Images by Ros Kavanagh

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