Decoding da Vinci: Inside the largest Leonardo exhibition ever assembled
- Visual Art
- October 26, 2019, 05:00
The exhibition that opened at the Louvre this week to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death appears to have fulfilled his ambition “(...)
The old master in the kitchen: Is the Cimabue find all it seems?
- Art & Design
- September 25, 2019, 12:19
It’s amazing what you can find in an old French house. A painting attributed to Cimabue, the 13th-century Florentine genius who started the Renaissanc(...)
From Damien Hirst to Marcel Duchamp, what makes artists tick?
- November 13, 2018, 05:00
Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)
After the deluge: An Irishman’s Diary about the Great Florence Flood of 1966
- November 5, 2016, 01:00
We have all heard of the heroic role Irish monks played during Europe’s Dark Ages, preserving and copying the continent’s early literature. Less well(...)