Two months of free time as the State’s 3,000-plus primary schools close their doors for the summer at the end of this week – it’s a delightful prospec(...)

In the subdued light of the conservation-friendly Print Gallery of the National Gallery of Ireland, William Evans’s watercolours, painted in the 1830s(...)

‘I have yet to see people who worked so hard for so little gain. It meant incessant toil with the spade” was how the painter Paul Henry describ(...)

No Pants Thursday with dancer Amy Kinlon and clown Angelica Santander. PHOTOGRAPH: LAURA LYNCH

Best permanent collection Trinity College Dublin College Green, Dublin 2 tcd.ie It’s one of life’s ironies that art tends to be best en(...)

Reginald Gray. His sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Reginald Gray, who has died aged 82, was a portrait painter whose sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan. Among the s(...)

François Boucher’s  A Female Nude Reclining on a Chaise-Longue (Graphite, red and white chalk on paper). ‘As the name implies, Marie-Louise O’Murphy (the model  above)  was of Irish extraction, albeit French birth . . . It was through Casanova that news of her  beauty reached the highest circles in France, Versailles.’ Photograph copyright National Gallery of Ireland

Among the more interesting pictures in a new exhibition at the National Gallery is a female nude by the 18th-century French painter François Bo(...)