Édouard Manet’s ‘Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère’ made in 1881

One of the world’s most famous – and popular – paintings is Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère made in 1881 by the French Impressionist artist Édouard Manet. I(...)

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(...)

Detail from ‘Une Parisienne’, by Ernest Ange Duez, £60,000-£80,000 at Bonhams in London

After the harrowing images in recent news reports, Francophiles will find solace in beautiful paintings of Paris which feature in the catalogue for a (...)

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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, (...)