Marc Chagall

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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,(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

The joy of an auction is about watching other people battle it out over the stuff you’d never dream of buying

One of the better things about reaching your 40s is that you’re not afraid to give yourself credit for your own unique talents. I have exactly three, (...)

Detail of The Persistence of Memory (1931), by Salvador Dalí, who may  have suffered  from Parkinson’s disease

Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their work, researchers claim. Groundbreaking analysis of t(...)

One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

Bent Knees Are a Give by Isabel Nolan

Bent Knees Are a Give – Isabel Nolan Kerlin Gallery, Dublin **** The poet and priest John Donne died in 1631. His memorial statue, at (...)

These two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix were among the works of art Cornelius Gurlitt kept in his apartment

The elderly recluse whose Munich apartment contained a secret art hoard, including masterpieces looted by the Nazis from their Jewish owners in the se(...)

Paleolithic cave paintings at Lascaux in southwest France

From cute cats and winsome dogs, to large-eyed cows and rearing horses: caught between the over-sentimental and the purely representational, it can be(...)

Art historian Meike Hoffmann speaks to the media regarding the seizure in 2011 of 1,500 paintings from Cornelius Gurlitt. A newly discovered self-portrait of the German painter Otto Dix is visible on the screen in the foreground. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

His yellow face half in shadow, a long cigarette smoking from its red tip, Otto Dix rose from the dead yesterday after 44 years in the grave.A previou(...)

 Pope Francis: “Women are asking deep questions about what must be addressed. The church cannot be herself without the woman and her role

  The idea that the Catholic Church’s teachings represent “a monolith to defend without nuance or different understandings is wrong”. (...)

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