The Bridge at Grez, Roderic O'Conor

What Roderic O’Conor learned from Van Gogh

The Irish painter takes his place among the Post-Impressionists in the first major survey of his work in many years

21 Aug 2018
Brian O’Doherty with ’Rope Drawing #128: Flipped Corner (Green/Blue)’ (2017) at IMMA, Dublin, 2018.

Brian O’Doherty gets his due in Dublin

The 90-year-old polymath’s artistic output is being celebrated in his native Ireland

17 May 2018
Venus' Mirror, (1873–77), Edward Burne-Jones.

How the Pre-Raphaelites reflected on the past

What did the Pre-Raphaelite painters see when they looked at the Old Masters – and how did they use what they saw?

19 Sep 2017
Self-portrait (detail; 1914), Margaret Clarke. © Artist’s Estate. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Roy Hewson

A hidden highlight at the National Gallery of Ireland

A small exhibition of Margaret Clarke’s work proves that the best shows aren’t always the blockbusters

2 Aug 2017

‘Many of those involved in the Easter Rising were art school kids’

The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin was in part a rebellion of artists – and Dublin museums and galleries are making that clear this year

1 Mar 2016

Celts exhibition holds a mirror up to our uncertain Europe

Today’s fragile United Kingdom and Europe are thrown into relief at the British Museum

7 Jan 2016

Show and Tell

Leonora Carrington may be a ‘literary painter’ and a surrealist storyteller, but we should not forget the formal qualities that underpin her best work

1 Oct 2013