EPUB ✷ The Irish Game Author Matthew Hart – Loufanet.info
Picked this book up while traveling in Dublin and seeing the incredible Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery a few years back This was the perfect airplane read its topic is fascinating, and coupled with my love of Vermeer, it compelled me to inhale the entire book within the first leg of my trip back home That actually isn t as impressive a I really enjoyed reading this book Who would have thought some of the biggest art heists took place in Ireland of all places I love Ireland and also have a soft spot for Vermeer so this was a perfect match which also nicely coincided with my trip to Amsterdam and The Hague wh In The Annals Of Art Theft, No Case Has Matched For Sheer Criminal Panache The Heist At Ireland S Russborough House In 1986.The Irish Police Knew Right Away That The Mastermind Was A Dublin Gangster Named Martin Cahill Yet The Great Plunder Including A Gainsborough, A Goya, Two Rubenses, And A Vermeer Remained At Large For Years Cahill Taunted The Police With A String Of Other Crimes, But In The End It Was The Paintings That Brought Him Low The Challenge Of Disposing Of Such Famous Works Forced Him To Reach Outside His Familiar World Into The International Arena, And When He Did, His Pursuers Were Waiting.The Movie Perfect Sting That Broke Cahill Uncovered An Astonishing Maze Of Banking And Drug Dealing Connections That Redefined The Way Police View Art Theft As If That Were Not Enough, The Recovery Of The Vermeer By Then Worth 200 Million Led To A Remarkable Discovery About The Way Vermeer Achieved His Photographic Perspective The Irish Game Places The Great Theft In Ireland S Long Sad History Of Violence And Follows The Thread That Led, As A Direct Result Of Cahill S Desperate Adventures With The Russborough Art, To His Assassination By The IRA With The Storytelling Skill Of A Novelist And The Instincts Of A Detective, Matthew Hart Follows The Twists And Turns Of This Celebrated Case, Linking It With Two Other World Famous Thefts Of Vermeer S The Concert And Other Famous Paintings At The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum In Boston, And Of Edvard Munch S The Scream At The National Gallery Of Norway In Oslo Sharply Observed, Fully Explored, The Irish Game Is A Masterpiece In The Literature Of True Crime. This was an art theft book with a strong start but which fizzled out to a weak ending.A house called Russborough House, located a few miles from Dublin in the Wicklow Mountains had both a famous art collection, unequaled in Ireland, as well as the worst luck with thieves making off with items from the collections, several items being stolen and recaptured repeatedly The whole story could have been a cautionary tale of how NOT to care for an art collection They the owners never seemed to lear This was an art theft book with a strong start but I ve read this twice and it s just as unbelievable and entertaining each time. Fascinating A page turner that I could not put down. The onlineor publisher s review begins, begs to be made into a movie In reality, however, it sort of already was What brought me eagerly to Hart s book was the documentary Stolen which tells the story of the still unsolved 1990 theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston The Gardner Museum theft had interesting parallels and potential connections to the 1986 theft of a famous Vermeer stolen from an Irish Castle the latter being the subject of Hart s The Irish GameThe onlineor publisher s review begins, begs to be made into a movie In reality, however, it sort of already was What brought me eagerly to Hart s book was the documentary Stolen which tells Who knew it was so easy to steal art Only one thing kept me from giving this 5 stars, was there was a part near the end that made absolutely no sense to me The part about Isabella Stewart Gardner her museum..So there is this estate in Ireland Russborough, at the time of the theft it was owned by Sir Alfred Lady Beit from England and in that estate is billions of dollars worth of art paintings which have been stolen recovered not once, but twice.This book is Who knew it was so easy to steal art Only one thing kept me from giving this 5 stars, was there was a part near the end that made absol I loved this book Ever since the theft of a Vermeer painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2000, I m obsessed with similar heists Thus I found this book about the thefts of Vermeer paintings in Ireland utterly fascinating There s also a reference to the Gardner heist near the end, and a rather startling theory on how Vermeer made the perspective in his paintings so accurate A further confession while getting my Masters in Fine Arts, I spent a semester researching the V I loved this book Ever since the theft of a Vermeer painting at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 2000, I m obsessed with similar heists Thus I found this book about the thefts A little bit disjointed in places, but I m a total sucker for this kind of thing the insights into Vermeer s technique are the best part.