Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”: exemplifies the focus and intensity of the alpha males of Madison Avenue in the 1960s

Ad vertere: to turn towards something. Advertising has been with us since the early Egyptians used papyrus to promote sales messages. Marketing strate(...)

Detail from ‘Dancers Resting’ by Edgar Degas: ‘The dancers’ faces are simian masks.’ Heritage Foundation, Lausanne

A debate as old as Impressionism itself has been revived by an exhibition taking place this spring and summer in Giverny, the Mecca of the movement(...)

Sotheby’s auctioneer Henry Wyndham selling Monet’s ‘Le Grand Canal’

The market for French Impressionist paintings, which dimmed at the end of the 20th century, is soaring again. On Tuesday in London, Sotheby’s, in the (...)

Le Grand Canal by Monet estimated at £20 million-£30 million in Sotheby’s auction

No fewer than five paintings by French artist Claude Monet – with a combined top estimate of €60 million – will go under the hammer in Sotheby’s Impre(...)

Grant Ford, a Sotheby’s auctioneer and expert on Irish art: Sotheby’s Irish art sale will include work by Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats

Sotheby’s has decided to re-introduce a standalone Irish art sale in London in 2015 – another step in the gradual recovery of the market which was (...)

A detail from Walk on the Beach (1909) by Joaquín Sorolla. Courtesy of the Sorolla Musuem

The Valencian impressionist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was one of Spain’s best-loved artists. Although he enjoyed success in Europe (he won the Gran(...)

Exterior of the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

A man accused of damaging two paintings at the Shelbourne hotel told gardaí after his arrest he had been at the premises to visit the hotel spa. Andre(...)

Andrew Shannon has pleaded not guilty to damaging a Claude Monet painting, ‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat’ (1874), at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street on June 29th, 2012.

A jury in the trial of a man alleged to have damaged two paintings in the Shelbourne hotel has heard that the art works will be destroyed. Andrew Shan(...)

The restored Claude Monet painting Argebteuil Basin in the National Gallery. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two New Zealand tourists have described how they saw a man’s fist go through a Monet painting estimated to be worth €10 million in the National Galler(...)

The damaged Claude Monet painting entitled Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat (1874) at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street, Dublin.

A man has gone on trial accused of damaging a €10 million Monet painting in the National Gallery four years ago and damaging two paintings in the Shel(...)