We are thrilled to be able to put this work of art by Dublin artist Robert Ballagh on display in St.Peter’s Cork. The Irish artist born in 1943 has a clearly identifiable and vibrant style which grew from the strong influence of pop art on his work. He is particularly well known for his hype-realistic renderings of well-known Irish literary, historical or establishment figure but also has a distinct skillfor genre art.
The painting titled “Birth of the Irish Republic” which depicts an extremely violent scene in Irish history is balanced by the soft edges and earth tone colours used throughout. The subtle colours act as a catalyst to extenuate the sparse yet rich red colour of blood in this work. St. Peter’s Cork would graciously like to thank Cork Councillor Kenneth Collins in his efforts to get this vivid painting on display inside our walls.