Edvard Munch

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Norwegian painter Edvard Munch paints a self-portrait on a beach in Germany, in 1907. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s postmodern literary style is in thrall to the Dionysian art of chaos. His six-volume book My Struggle stylistic(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

An  empty frame at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, US, which used to house a Rembrandt stolen in 1990. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images

The proceeds of the largest art heist in history may be in Ireland, after being given to the IRA by murdered Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, a prominen(...)

Bergen: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ features the city’s landscape and architecture. Photograph: iStock
A whale of a time in Bergen
  • Europe
  • August 11, 2018, 06:00

On my short KLM flight from Amsterdam to the city of Bergen, Norway, I accidentally get into a rather heated conversation with a Texan oilman about Am(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

William Crozier’s work from ‘The Edge of the Landscape

William Crozier: The Edge of the Landscape Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibereen, Co Cork *** When Tony O’Malley painted landscapes he made cle(...)

Norwegian Air  will begin flying to the US east coast from Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean will feature on the tailfin of Norwegian Air International aircraft flying transatlantic routes from the Republic t(...)

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Refugees, 1914, Black Chalk, 35 x 47 cm. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp

We know the past through books and art. Close my eyes, and Paris in the late 1800s is a place of Degas dancers, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a(...)

Meule (Grainstack)by Claude Monet sold for $84.4 million.

The top price for art at auction worldwide in 2016 was achieved at Christie’s, New York, where a French Impressionist painting Meule (Grainstack)by Cl(...)

The big international auction houses are finalising plans for their end-of-year art auctions but 2016 prices seem unlikely to break any records. In 2(...)

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