Elizabeth Shaw

Mention the name Elizabeth Shaw to anyone who grew up in East Germany and watch the smile rise on their lips.For them, the name recalls happy childhoo(...)

Some 300 rugby players joined D Company of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

An exhibition to remember 39 players from Lansdowne rugby club who did not return from fighting in the the first World War will open this evening. The(...)

Surfers arrive on Irish west coast to catch big waves

Several dozen of the world’s top surfers have arrived on the Irish west coast to catch some of the biggest waves of the year.Surfers are braving the s(...)

Take 3: futuristic hotels

Miura Hotel, Celadna, Czech Republic Miura.cz Giant figures by sculptor David Cerny lean against and sit on this sleek hotel giving the sharp, (...)

Henry Moore sculptures on display at  Tate Britain  in London, England.  Many historically important works, such as Moore’s 1965 piece The Sundial, have been melted down in furnaces. Photograph: Warrick Page/Getty Images

Two men, Liam Hughes and Jason Parker, were jailed last year for stealing a £500,000 Henry Moore sculpture which they flogged for £46 to a scrap-metal(...)

Sir Anthony Caro, with his 1962 work ‘Sculpture Two’, who has died after suffering a heart attack

Sir Anthony Caro, who has died aged 89, was a pre-eminent artist of the post-war era who created a new language for abstract sculpture in the 1960s wi(...)

Warpaint, by Alicia Foster
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In 1939, Britain’s ministry of information established the War Artists Advisory Committee (Waac). It was the brainchild of Sir Kenneth Clark, t(...)

Detail from Still Life with Garlic (1947). Photographs: The Estate of William Scott

I f ever an artist’s reputation was in urgent need of rescuing, it is William Scott’s, writes Sarah Whitfield in her recent study of the painte(...)