Artist Jesse Jones’s intervention in the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of the Artist as Witness programme earlier this year, threw up a hitherto unrecognised masterpiece: The Woman with the Puppets (1915)
What happens when an artist, still under the age of fifty and making brilliant new work is suddenly gone, too soon and, for those around them, entirely unexpectedly?
Bread might seem like an unlikely vehicle for all that an artist wants to say about the 1916 Easter Rising, but Muriel Brandt knew its potential as a metaphor.
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When it comes to promoting Irish art abroad, are we still here, in this place where successful women artists are regarded, like the writers, as rare mavericks while men are put forward to form the canon?read more
“Imagine no possessions,” warbled John Lennon in 1971. It seems unlikely he was hoping for a time when an aspiration to own less stuff would apply predominantly to culture…read more