The Soul in Art
Having just exhibited her work throughout Europe, Eve Parnell brings her current exhibition, A Postcard to Ireland, to the RDS. Characterised by a sense of wonder at the world along with the people, nature and objects that lie within it, A Postcard to Ireland also taps into Eve’s appreciation of her faith and of religious art. Earlier this year, an example of this work was gifted to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on their visit to Ireland. Here Eve talks Miriam Gormally through the Italian part of her exhibition in the RDS. She begins by discussing her Study of Fortitude, drawn in pencil on tissue paper and inspired by the monument to Pope Innocent XI by Pierre Etienne Monnot in St. Peter’s Basilica.