Inishmacsaint in Moonlight by Philip Flanagan

Inspired by the landscape visible from the artist's studio on the shores of Lower Loch Erne and referring to the ancient ruins of Inishmacsaint found on a nearby island.


Oil on linen
97 x 122 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £2,000)
Acquired in:
Philip Flanagan

Two concentric circles direct the eye to the inner space which is devoid of imagery save the criss-cross affect of the brushwork. The outside of the circle is composed of numerous lines that evoke a celtic-like image. The final work, whilst abstract, is nevertheless evocative of 'place' and reflects the moodiness and soft light of the area. Purchased by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


The artist.

Venue details

Fermanagh County Museum Enniskillen Castle, ENNISKILLEN County Fermanagh BT74 7HL 028 6632 5000

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

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