Around 1810, the pre-eminent painter at the Spanish court, Francisco Goya, was in his 60s and had been quite deaf for many years when he began to work(...)

One of 33 prints by  Spanish artist, Goya depicting bullfighting scenes

The best auction stories are often the result of chance finds or newly-discovered lost treasures. Recently in France, a family clearing out an old lib(...)

Artist Gottfried Helnwein with his wife Renate and grandchildren Solas, Croí and Éala in the library in Gurteen Castle Kilsheelin, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

Nineteen years ago Gottfried Helnwein asked his wife Renate to find him a castle. They were living on Parliament Street in Dublin’s Temple Bar, search(...)

Subtitled “Ode to Goya”, The Sleep of Reason is Berlin guitarist Arne Jansen’s meditation on the work of Spanish painter Francisco Goya. But if that s(...)

Francisco Goya was born near Zaragoza in 1746, the son of a gilder. Sent, aged 14, to study under local artist José Luzán, he later went on to (...)