Francis Bacon

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Gerry Dalton in his garden. Photograph: Jill Mead

A few miles south of Naples is Pompeii – a town suspended in time after it was strewn with ash from the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 – where the priv(...)

Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

Tuskar Rock Lighthouse by Ivan Sutton (€1,500-€2,000), Whyte’s.

With lockdown restrictions lifting, auction houses are beginning to open up for public viewings once again. Both de Vere’s of Kildare Street and Whyte(...)

 Sean Scully pieces at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: the gallery has seen increases of up to 300 per cent across its various social media channels during the crisis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

I like to see art on my own. It’s a solitary pleasure, just me and the painting or the object. I find it difficult to put any thoughts into words unti(...)

Robert Plant and  Jimmy Page: rock nerds have long whispered about similarities between the opening of Stairway to Heaven and an interlude on the debut album from psych-rockers Spirit. Photograph:  Robert Knight Archive/Redferns

We got bad news from the US appeals court this week. Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven is not to be banned. I’m not certain if the judges actually had(...)

Lot 98,The Embarkation of King George IV at Kingstown by William Sadler II depicts the departure of the British monarch in 1821. €12,000–€18,000

Two lots in the forthcoming Whyte’s Irish and International Art sale at the RDS on Monday, March 9th deal with the arrival and departure of two import(...)

William Harvey demonstrating the circulation of the blood. Photograph: Getty

William Harvey (1578-1657) performed the greatest-ever medical experiments, giving birth to the science of physiology, when he discovered the circulat(...)

Tina Callaghan

“The girl, the creature, whatever she was, had the baby. She was cradling him in one pale arm, holding him close to her body. She was alien to the cos(...)

Francis Bacon in Paris in 1987. Photograph: Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

A MAJOR EXHIBITION IN PARIS, SPANNING THE FINAL TWO DECADES OF THE ARTIST’S WORK,  MAKES CLEAR THE VISCERAL AUTOBIOGRA(...)

Simon O’Connor, director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

If walls could talk, they’d whisper stories, putting tales and characters into your head: which is, of course, exactly what a good book does. Books in(...)

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