Edvard Munch

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Isaac Newton: with no social media to distract him, the young genius retreated to his bedroom during his lockdown to develop the theory of gravity and work on what would become calculus. Portrait: Sir Godfrey Kneller

So, the day of reckoning is upon us. With Covid restrictions falling away, it’s time to audit your lockdown goals. Did you finally write the Great Iri(...)

Winner of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020. Is this Normal? by Eva McParland (14). Photograph: Roy Hewson/National Gallery of Ireland

Anna Purna Kambhampaty, in a Time Magazine feature headlined How art movements tried to make sense of the world in the wake of the 1918 flu pandemic, (...)

Dr Brenda Moore McCann discusses Edvard Munch’s The Sick Child with first-year medical students at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Deirdre McQuillan

It is a Monday afternoon in a Trinity College seminar room and 12 first-year college medical students are being shown an image of a famous Vermeer pai(...)

Architect Dermot Bannon and quantity surveyor Patricia Power, who has to inform him his garden will cost upwards of €100,000

I’ve got my wish and this is now a Dermot Bannon-themed column. You can say it had “room to improve” so I’ve fitted it with metaphorical big windows i(...)

 Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick has a   0 per cent conversion rate from 35 shots this season. Photograph:   Getty Images

Of all the special relationships in the Premier League, the one between Sheffield United and David McGoldrick may just be the most beautiful. The club(...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: his side have not won away from home in 11 games – including seven defeats and four draws.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA.

If we begin by reviewing the final piece of the latest 90 minutes of evidence, then we turn to David de Gea at St James’ Park a fortnight ago. Time i(...)

One of the first press packs of the band U2 sold for €2,700

Auction results Monday, August 26th, RJ Keighery, Waterford, Antique Furniture Auction, Waterford Crystal lots sold well, including the master cutter(...)

Alexander WIlliams's Shark Fishing, Achill Island sold for 6,750 more than double its estimate of 3,000

Auction Results Sunday, August 11th – Dolan’s Art Auction Dooagh Achill Oil by Rev Edward Nangle €1,000; Alexander Williams's Shark Fishing, Achill I(...)

Early 20th century peridot and seed pearl brooch pendant, mounted in 15ct gold €800–€900 at O’Reilly’s, Frances St.

Auction Results Wednesday August 14th – Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly; Old Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, that spent almost a hundred years in a(...)

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(...)

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