By Muireann Walsh This year’s Open House promises to be another exceptional if rare insight into the eclectic mix of buildings in Dublin. From the 13-15 October, the Irish […]
By Ciara Kummert Culture Night is upon us once again but don’t fret over how you will decide between the stellar line up, The Bridge have you sorted […]
By Stacey Wrenn. Chester Beatty Library Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War Francisco Goya’s (1746-1828) Disasters of War prints depict the guerrilla warfare, famine and political disillusionment of the […]
“By the end of the day, Bacon’s coffee almost definitely got spiked with turpentine despite best attempts to segregate the two, and taking a swig and realising this may have poisoned his mood (just as it was, to some degree, his body) and may have affected his work. Can we understand the studio without these kind of details that can only be understood in action?”
By Isabelle and David Nolan “Lucian Freud along with Francis Bacon were probably the greatest portrait painters of the twentieth century. The collection of 30 oil paintings and 20 works […]
Alan Bennett once wrote, “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” I’d had that experience through books, poetry and words, but had been struggling deeply with an ineffable reality of constant pain.
Chlöe Eddleston discusses renowned Chinese dissident, artist and political activist Ai Wei Wei’s most recent conflict with toy giant Lego.
How closely do you really look at a painting when you visit the gallery? What is an original work of art? Would you know a replica if you saw one? […]
“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light” – Le Corbusier (1923) […]
Ping Body, Stelarc (1996): Stelarc’s attempts to overcome the limits of the human body have recently culminated in the surgical attachment of an ear to his arm. One of his […]