Gertrude Stein

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Detail from The Red Carpets (1906). Image copyright Succession H Matisse

The French great’s art is ‘just what we need in this anxious, dark time’ Like most of Henri Matisse’s work, The Romanian Blouse appears deceptiv(...)

 Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider.   The details of Florian Schneider’s death are as vague as those of his life because he decided that it was none of our business. Photograph: Lynn Goldsmith/Getty Images

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider died as he lived: in a glow of praise for his work and a haze of obscurity around his person. With collaborat(...)

John Wayne (left), Maureen O’Hara, Sean McClory and Charles Fitzsimons on the set of 'The Quiet Man', directed by John Ford, circa 1952 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

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(...)

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