|John Dunne is a noted Irish
painter. He and his wife are members of Nazareth
Community in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout his career as an accomplished
artist, John has traveled in many countries. He has absorbed influences
from the Far East and the Mediterranean. His interests include theology
and its relationship to art. He has a degree in theology.
For many years he has worked
on different themes which are based in literature. Three examples are childrens'
games as played in Dublin during his childhood, the great legends of the
Irish hero Cuchulain, interpreted by the Irish poet Thomas Kinsilla, and
a series of ten large paintings based on the poem "Dream of Gerontius"
by John Henry Newman.
With all the sacred themes
which he paints, John will spend many years researching the material, exploring
the theological implications of the particular story and allowing images
to come to birth that will point to what lies behind them.