Jeanne Calment, the world’s oldest person, poses for photographers on February 20th, 1997, in Arles,  France, a day prior to her 122nd birthday. File photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Jeanne Calment was already a supercentenarian, a person aged over 110, when a local artist sought her out in the nursing home in Arles to solicit her (...)

Vincent Van Gogh: Willem Dafoe as the painter in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate

From blockbusters to art house, Willem Dafoe throws himself into every part. But he makes sure to have fun doing it, and doesn’t mind playing a cha(...)

Rembrandt's Self-Portrait with Beret, Wide-Eyed, 1630. Photograph: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum celebrates the greatest painter of the Dutch Golden Age, the ninth child of a prosperous miller, with its ‘All the Rembrandts’(...)

The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s film, starring Olivia Colman, is the most nominated Irish production in Oscar history

The Favourite could hardly have done better With 10 mentions, Yorgos Lanthimos’s historical comedy The Favourite – produced by Element Pictures in Du(...)

Check out Eleanor McEvoy’s  period redbrick home in Dublin 8.

When you finally tire of Christmas movies and the endless re-runs, make a date with RTÉ’s Celebrity Home of the Year, a show that takes viewers into t(...)

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(...)

‘Starry Night’: it seems probable that Van Gogh was gifted with a profound intuitive feeling for turbulence and that this is reflected in his paintings.

We are all familiar with the measurement of speed, the distance travelled in a given time. Allowing for the direction as well as the magnitude of move(...)

Maudie: Ethan Hawke in Aisling Walsh’s new film

Time is always at our elbow. Ethan Hawke, who has changed little in 30 years, is at the Soho Hotel to talk about his role in Aisling Walsh’s irresist(...)

Nigel Owens: generally recognised as one of the best referees of his or indeed any other generation.

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Claude Monet have in common with modern rugby players, and specifically those who popula(...)

Eugeen Van Mieghem: Refugees, 1914, Black Chalk, 35 x 47 cm. Image courtesy of Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, Antwerp

We know the past through books and art. Close my eyes, and Paris in the late 1800s is a place of Degas dancers, Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a(...)

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