Van Gogh

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Bairbre Duggan in Amsterdam where she has lived for 20 years

Bairbre Duggan has been living in Amsterdam for 20 years. Initially drawn by the prospect of spending a few years living in another country, the easy (...)

Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

Seeing is believing... Alessandro Nivola as Lee Berger. Photograph: C4/Playground

We’re introduced to photojournalist Lee Berger (Alessandro Nivola) through two of his pictures, taken almost 30 years apart. The first was almost an a(...)

Gerry Concannon, founder and chairman of CBE. His entrepreneurial spirit was apparent when he was a child and his mother told him later that he used to wander around with a “little case with books in it and a calculator”.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan

When Gerry Concannon was a “young whippersnapper” aged 23, he used to tell people he would be retired within 10 years. After almost 40 years in busin(...)

Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh: the actor so owns At Eternity’s Gate that it’s difficult to imagine it without him. Photograph: Lily Gavin

 For more than a few decades – most recently in the beautiful, but pointless Loving Vincent – filmmakers have addressed the Van Gogh aesthetic by(...)

Gerard Byrne in his Ranelagh home. Photograph: Ruth Maria/ruthmaria.com

Painter Gerard Byrne and his landscaper wife Agata have converted a sliver of Ranelagh real estate into an expansive gallery-cum-home – one that has v(...)

Goldman’s spokesperson said it would be wrong to characterise the meeting with Jho Low as “one-on-one”, adding: “Mr Blankfein does not recall any one-on-one meeting with Mr Low, nor have we seen any record to suggest such a meeting occurred.”

The fallout over Goldman Sachs’ involvement in the vast 1MDB fraud deepened on Thursday, after the bank said its former chief executive met with the m(...)

Vincent van Gogh: Self-portrait with straw hat and artist’s smock, 1887 © Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum; Vincent van Gogh Foundation. Van Gogh served as a Christian missionary for a short period in southern Belgium.

The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is today recognised as among the most influential figures in the history of Western art, but his genius was only re(...)

A leafy street scene in tranquil Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is the most historic city in the United States; the streets ooze history and memories of American independence and the founding of a nati(...)

Wassily Kandinsky’s Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus

There’s no sign of “Brexit blues” in the London art market which continues to boom. The summer season of auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams(...)

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