Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll (detail; 1910–11), Mary Swanzy. Private collection

Mary Swanzy – a modern Irish master?

The work of this accomplished painter has long been hiding in plain sight

21 Nov 2018
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