Gertrude Stein

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Mary Swanzy got to know the work of Picasso from viewing his paintings at soirees organised by Gertrude Stein in Paris.

“To be an artist… you have to be very severe with your amount of energy… To have an overriding hobby, that’s the secret. Mine was an overriding hobby,(...)

Fillette a la Corbeille Fleurie by Pablo Picasso. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

With $115 million, the winning bidder for Fillette a la Corbeille Fleurie (Young Girl With Basket of Flowers) at Christie’s on Tuesday night took owne(...)

Emma Glass: the author’s care when it comes to language is evident throughout

“The blood cells in my cheeks have risen to the surface and made shapes that spell the words SOMeONe help.” The dark poetic world of Emma Glass’s debu(...)

Elaine Agnew’s ‘Make a Wish’ is one of the chosen works in ‘Music of Our Time’ at the NCH

SATURDAY 4 Pigeons on the Grass Alas St Thomas Parish Church, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast 7.30pm £13/£10; also Sun, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Adm free (...)

 Three Women (1908), by  Pablo Picasso, comes from the Hermitage museum in Saint-Petersburg.

Few experiences can rival the chromatic jolt, the wave of beauty that engulfs one on entering the Matisse room at the Icons of Modern Art exhibition a(...)

Last year the writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh created a series of hand-drawn bookmarks of some of her female literary heroes. Among them were G(...)

Brownswood House, a 19th-century estate in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and No 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris’s Latin Quarter share one thing in common – Ei(...)

“I am realistic to my detriment,” Woody Allen says. “There is no God. There is no purpose to the universe. One day the sun will burn out. Earth wil(...)

Ernest Hemingway on the cover of Picture Post in 1954. Photograph: Earl Theisen/Picture Post/IPC/Getty

RAISING THE FLAG: SPOILS OF WARHistory decomposes into images, not into narratives. Walter BenjaminA Soviet soldier raises the red flag on the roof of(...)

Victoria Mary Clarke, second from left, beside her partner, Shane MacGowan, followed by Gerry O’Boyle. Far right, Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow

I am sitting in the Coronation Street Rovers Return pub on a Sunday afternoon, having a gin and tonic with Peter Barlow. This is a momentous occasion (...)

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