Why hire a celebrity influencer when you can design your own?
- June 20, 2019, 06:00
The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)
What does perfection look like and why does it make us miserable?
- June 15, 2019, 05:00
Watching TV a while ago, my brother remarked how none of the adverts would make him buy anything. My brother is a problem for advertisers: he is one o(...)
Sketch of bearded man ‘identified as Leonardo Da Vinci’
- May 2, 2019, 08:44
A sketch of a bearded man, owned by the Royal Collection, has been “identified” as Leonardo da Vinci. The picture, in which the subject “appears a l(...)
How do you fancy a night with Mona Lisa in the Louvre?
- April 3, 2019, 06:09
How would you like to spend a night in the most famous museum in the world, drinking in the shadow of its most famous painting, and sleeping in its ic(...)
The moment I love most in the video Banksy has released of his latest art stunt is when a bespectacled man with the intelligent, well-groomed air of a(...)
Rome's Colosseum vs Bunratty Castle: are Irish tourist attractions value for money?
- Transport & Tourism
- August 7, 2018, 04:54
If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)
Making an exhibition of ourselves – An Irishman’s Diary about Slow Art Day
- April 13, 2018, 00:01
Like anybody who has ever visited Paris, I have seen the Mona Lisa. That’s to say, I have stood in the room where it hangs and have looked long (...)
Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Saviour of the World’, sold for £45 in 1958, now for sale at $100m
- Fine Art & Antiques
- October 28, 2017
What’s happening? Salvator Mundi, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is to be auctioned at Christie’s, New York, on November 15th, and the estimate is (...)