Masterworks: Detail from ‘Skylark’ by Pál Szinyei Merse

A shapely young woman lies naked on her stomach in a field of wild flowers. The chignon at the nape of her neck is half undone. She leans on her righ(...)

Striking graduate designs in red with a heavy scarf by Zoe Redmond, knitwear by Aisling Duff, a casual split-colour outfit by Eavan Butler and beautiful pleating from Nino Sanaia

This year a record number of fashion students – 64 in total – will graduate from the two main colleges in Ireland, 37 from NCAD and 27 from LSAD. The(...)

Austrian culture minister Josef Ostermayer and  Elisabeth Leopold, widow of art collector and creator of Austria’s Leopold Museum Rudolf Leopold, pose with drawings by Austrian painter Egon Schiele  at the  Leopold Museum in Vienna,  April 7th, 2016. The museum is  to return  the aquarelles photographed to a New York-based heiress of Viennese art collector Karl Maylaender, who died in the Holocaust. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP

Vienna’s Leopold Museum said on Thursday it had reached a settlement over five Nazi-looted works of art in its collection that will return two of them(...)

‘For all Vienna’s grand architecture and delightful bicycle lanes, it seems an unlikely spot to top any chart of most exciting cities.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna has plenty to recommend it. At the start of the last century – as Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud and Egon Schiele prowled the coffee shops – it st(...)

It was the year before the Great War, so named because it was vast in its upheaval; it marked the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and redrew the (...)