Detail from Head of a Woman (1906) by Walter Sickert

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda ****   As a writer and editor and not a curator p(...)

 Firedance, an artwork by dancer Michael Flatley. Flatley is set to enter the global art market with a selling exhibition in London.

  Michael Flatley, the dancer who has embarked on a new career as a painter, is to offer 25 pictures for sale in London at prices ranging (...)

From left: St Mary Magdalene in the Wilderness, circa 1625, by Domenichino; St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, circa 1650-52, by Luca Giordano; St Rufina (1630s) by Francisco de Zurbarán. Photographs: copyright National Gallery of Ireland

Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ****   In a way, Passion & Persuas(...)

Cornelia Parker’s installation War Room in the Whitworth Gallery in the University of Manchester

Think of a university gallery of contemporary art in an Irish context and the Douglas Hyde and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery come to mind. With a stu(...)

In the early 1980s, when David Hockney had been concentrating for a number of years on photography, and had been distracted by an intense involvement (...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

There are far more fitness fanatics than fatties in corporate boardrooms. Yet the reason is not that extreme exercise causes extreme success, more that both are the result of the same personality defect

Last week I spent some time with an entrepreneur I know. When I last saw him he was training for an Ironman, that inexplicable race in which you swim (...)

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Tim’s Vermeer

There are people who regard the suggestion – made by David Hockney, among others – that Johannes Vermeer used optical tools in the creation of (...)

Susan Wood at her exhibition, ‘Close Up’, at City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first photograph Susan Wood remembers taking was a self- portrait. She positioned the camera on a bench or stool, stood back and took the picture.(...)

Doolough Pass: a work of winter theatrical light. Painting: Michael Viney

One day soon I must paint something big and red. Otherwise what were they for, these pricey tubes of alizarin and cadmium red deep? A little alizarin (...)