A building commissioned by the city of Dessau and designed by the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius.

One hundred years ago, this year, an art and design school opened in Germany. It would remain in operation for just 14 years, under three different di(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Murnau: Landschaft mit grünem Haus by Wassily Kandinsky

Summer holidays in spectacular places inspire many of us to wish we could pick up a brush and recreate their beauty in paint. Most of us forget the im(...)

Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No 1, Group X, Series Altarpieces, 1915, oil and metal leaf on canvas. Photograph: Albin Dahlström / Moderna Museet

As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, Imma, Dublin ***** One of numerous highlights in As Above, So Below is the inclusi(...)

Tony Oursler’s Imponderable explores the occult in a sprawling show at MoMA that takes in Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and a cast of mediums, ghosts and spirits

On a recent trip to Munich I was transported by the collection of works by the Blue Rider group at the Lenbachhaus. The artists, which included Wassil(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

A detail of Red Weed, part of Astronomical Mashup at the Lab, Dublin by Lucy McKenna. Photograph: Peter Varga

Lucy McKenna isn’t what you would expect. From her work I had imagined someone intense, nerdy and scientific in a scary way. Her artist’s CV includes:(...)

Painting by Otto Dix, ‘War Cripples,’ at a Nazi exhibition of Degenerate Art at the Munich Hofgarten, July 1937. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The German artist Otto Dix went to war, willingly. Unlike many who fought, he had no misgivings, not initially. Not for several years in fact. Patriot(...)

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(...)

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