If you were christened “Michael Angelo”, as was Michael Angelo Hayes, who was born 200 years ago on July 25th, the chances are probably reasonable to (...)

Two months on the coast oil on canvas, by Una Sealy

RHA 187th Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin Until August 12th. rhagallery.ie Submitting work for the RHA’s Annual Exhibit(...)

Prof Anne Crookshank: January 3rd, 1927-October 18th, 2016. Above, detail from a portrait of Anne Crookshank by Sir Lawrence Gowing, in the collection of Trinity College Dublin © the artist’s estate.

Anne Crookshank, who has died in Milford, Co Donegal, was emeritus professor of the history of art at Trinity College Dublin, a department she herself(...)

Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher, went for £74,500 at Christie’s

Auction results Tuesday (July 5th) Christie’s, London. Auction of Old Master Drawings. Aurora and Cephalus, a drawing by François Boucher (sold b(...)

Girl Carrying Grasses: Patrick Scott’s painting, a detail of which is shown here, had a price tag of £105. A Belfast alderman said it was a “monstrosity” that would “be robbing ratepayers”. Photograph: Private collection

In 1958 the architect, designer and painter Patrick Scott was on holiday near La Spezia, in Italy. He was mesmerised by the sight of a local woman car(...)