On display at the Chester Beatty Library after years of restoration, the Tale of Oeyama scrolls offer grisly colourful paintings and delicate calligraphy.
Category: Culture Desk
Brushing Up: I Want My Mummy! By John Rooney
Illustrator John Rooney loves fiddly details. That’s one of the reasons he was drawn to the tale of Maurice the Mummy. All the bandages.
Brushing Up: Paolo Uccello’s Virgin and Child
Behind Renaissance painter Paolo Uccello’s “Virgin and Child”, on display at the National Gallery, is a little-known history of deception.
Does Sean Scully Deserve the National Gallery?
Pushing aside the classics to make way for his show has been called cultural vandalism, but he says we should be celebrating, not moaning.
The Unfortunate Fursey, Reviewed
It is not just on a point of principle that an Irish reissue is important – The Unfortunate Fursey is an extremely readable, entertaining and pertinent novel.
Here’s Me Here by Glenn Patterson, Reviewed
With so much history happening around him, Patterson will never be stuck for words, and that benefits all of us.
Eggshells by Caitriona Lally, Reviewed
Engaging and humorous, this debut novel brings Dublin’s streets to life through an unusual and poignant character.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer, Reviewed
The concept is good. Three apparent strangers are linked by their unbeknownst proximity to a shadowy internet systems firm who have a mysterious base on the border of Burma and China.