Your columnist is no art expert, though he likes recycling his favourite line of criticism occasionally. (When the King of France viewed Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa, he remarked: “M. Géricault, your shipwreck is no disaster.” Kudos to anyone who can mail me the name of the band which used Géricault’s painting on an album cover.)
Cork City's curvaceous Half Moon Street development, anchored by Boots chemist at its lower level as its main flagship pharmacy in Cork, and occupied overhead by offices for Apple Europe, is for sale as an investment, with a guide price of €34 million.
It might be catalogued as ‘Anonymous (2018)’ because curators at one of the country’s leading galleries are unaware of either the identity - or the motive - of whoever is behind the ‘cover-up’ of a male nude in two promotional banners.
Carpaccio of Giant African Land Snail, anyone? That’s just one of the many bizarre dishes that food-art trio Domestic Godless has conjured up, as part of its mission to use “food as material for irreverent artistic experimentation and invention”, writes
THE late Michael Sheehan returned to his native West Cork at the age of 82, after a lifetime of working on cargo boats and travelling around the world. An impulse to paint seized him and in just four years, until his death in 1996, Sheehan produced a series of naïve oil paintings depicting local historical events and the raw beauty of his birthplace, the Beara peninsula.