Almost everyone is familiar with the Renaissance, and most of us will have heard of Impressionism. Beyond that, however, the lay-person’s knowledge of art history gets a bit sketchy (no pun intended!). A mention of ‘Baroque painting’, for example, might prompt an unintended yawn (not that complicated art history stuff!).  […]

With Rembrandt in Print showing at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork and a plethora of printmaking exhibitions around the country, the art of printmaking in Ireland is enjoying a well-deserved spotlight. ‘Diamond Point’, celebrating 60 years of Graphic Studio Dublin showed through September in the Blue House Gallery, Schull, […]

A sublime spectacle is typically a combination of awe-inspiring complexity and vertiginous scale. Under this definition we find the man-made ‘wonders of the world’: pyramids, cathedrals, mosques, temples and ancient cities. In this article I reflect upon two experiences of the sublime: the giant mechanical animals of La Machine in Nantes […]

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