Description - An Leabhar Mor by Malcolm Maclean
A 21st- century Book of Kells that brings together the work of more than 150 poets, visual artists, and calligraphers.
Scotland and Ireland share a mythology, a rich music tradition, languages and some history. Irish Gaels, known as Scoti, invaded Scotland in the 5th century and gave it their name. An Leabhar Mor is a major artwork which renews the connection between Gaelic Scotland and Ireland and celebrates the diverse strands of contemporary Celtic culture.
A beautiful book featuring work from every century between the sixth and the twenty-first - contains the earliest Gaelic poetry in existence. One hundred visual artists respond to the poetry in a variety of media. Includes work by poets Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Maire Mhac an tSaoi and by artists Allan Davie, Will Maclean and Rita Duffy among others.
There is a website for the book, full of more information and details of related projects.
Click here to watch a slideshow of 18 of the artworks in the book.
Here are two samples 100 specially-commissioned artworks in the book, to whet your appetite:
Art by Doug Cocker inspired by Tairseacha by Liam O Muirthile (b. 1950)
Art by Andrew Folan inspired by An Scathan by Michael Davitt (1950-2005)
Buy An Leabhar Mor by Malcolm Maclean from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(220mm x 265mm x 28mm)
O'Brien Press Ltd
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