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Blooms Hotel, Dublin, 3-6 Anglesea Street, as painted by James Earley,Dublin artist

Blooms Hotel, Dublin, 3-6 Anglesea Street, as painted by James Earley,Dublin artist Stock Photo
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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2AYHHNJ

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44.8 MB (1.7 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

5318 x 2946 px | 45 x 24.9 cm | 17.7 x 9.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

11 September 2019

Location:

3-6 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 FK84, Ireland

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Every year on June 16th many James Joyce enthusiasts, some dressed in Edwardian costume, re-enact this epic pub crawl, and though it’s referred to as a ‘literary event’ it’s basically an excuse for lots of drinking broken up by a bit of walking and the reading of various excerpts from the book. The event is known as Bloomsday and the first mention of such a thing was found in a letter from James Joyce to a Miss Weaver, dated June 27th 1924 and referring to ”a group of people who observe what they call ‘Bloom’s Day’ – June 16th”. The book itself must have made a big impression on someone back in the 1970s as the hotel was named after one of the story’s main characters. Fast forward to the present day and we find James Earley, a Dublin artist whose works are based on his family’s artistic past within Irish stained glass art. James has been producing artworks in public spaces since 1997, playing an active role in the Irish graffiti movement, and from 2010 has developed abstract figurative works based on the principles and beauty of stained glass. He has travelled widely with his art throughout Europe, Asia and America and has worked on a variety of large-scale projects with various art-based organisations and multi-nationals which support the arts. In 2014 James was commissioned to paint the exterior of Blooms Hotel ; the project took a full year to complete and to date is the largest public artwork in Ireland. When I first saw it I was quite surprised that this street art wasn’t just part of one wall, it was the whole exterior of the building. With my liking for bright colours and abstract, psychedelic designs I just had to take a few photos although the names on the pictures meant nothing to me at the time until I did a bit of later research and found the connection to James Joyce’s Ulysses

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