Davy Byrne's Pub, Dublin, from the Bailey
Unmute — I had a go at imagining what one of my favourite paintings in the National Gallery Of Ireland might sound like. Pictured above is ’Davy Byrne's Pub, Dublin, from the Bailey’ by Harry Aaron Kernoff. It was painted in 1941 so in amongst the other pub sounds I’ve included a popular song from the charts that year: We Three by The Ink Spots.
The Opening of the Sixth Seal
This second attempt imagines what ‘The Opening of the Sixth Seal’ by Francis Danby might sound like (what a painting!). Again located in the National Gallery Of Ireland, this painting was done in 1871 and “…illustrates a section from the Book of Revelations (6:12-17), in which, on the opening by God of the sixth seal on a scroll, the earth is rent and mankind descends into disarray. The sun becomes black and the heavens collapse; a king slumps among now worthless symbols of his sovereignty (crown and sceptre), people cower in fear of the wrath of God, and a city falls to rubble in the background.” Cheery ol’ stuff.