Did you know that in 1926, Cumann na mBan introduced the Easter Lily as a symbol of remembrance for those who died in the Easter Rising? Previously used as Easter decoration in churches, the lily was said to have sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat had fallen to the ground, in his final hours along the road to Calvary.
I learned this (and much more) from the artist Yanny Petters who has a beautiful piece in the upcoming group exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery. This exhibition entitled “Republic” is a meditation on the aspirations of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and a commemoration of all those who died in the Easter Rising of 1916.
The painting by Petters uses a technique called Verre Églomisé
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