Planet Business

Image of the week: Good impressionists Edouard Manet’s Le Printemps is pictured on display at Christie’s Auction House in Paris, where it is about to (...)

George Moore (1852-1933) by Édouard Manet

The Irish writer George Moore (1852-1933) said Paris was his “Oxford and Cambridge”. Although he inhabited the French capital for only seven years, fr(...)

An estimated €43 billion was spent worldwide last year on fine art and antiques. The Irish public may have grown weary, sceptical or even, understanda(...)

Love and marriage: a detail of Manet’s Olympia, depicting Victorine Meurent. Photograph: Musée d’Orsay

Victorine Meurent lived in 19th-century Paris, Angela del Moro in 16th-century Venice. Both courtesans are believed to have had affairs with the artis(...)

Simon Lawlor  and Peter Billing hanging the Edouard Manet portrait of Eva Gonzales at the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Hugh Lane Collection, which returned from the National Gallery in London Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Four priceless pieces of art have returned to Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery after six years on display in the National Gallery London. The paintings, (...)

Look closely at the hoarding, just at the St Patrick’s end of The Coombe in Dublin, and you’ll see a piece of drainpipe hanging down. Look agai(...)

Entering through the Palladian portals of Burlington House, home of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, past the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, (...)

Women in the Garden: Claude Monet’s painting, seen here in detail, is dominated by the meticulously re-created summer dresses, with their high-waisted bodices and voluminous crinoline skirts. Photograph: Musée d’Orsay

It seems too much the result of the marketing department’s fantasies. With the possible exception of Sex, Violence(...)