1. Expressionistic painting of a landscape with purple mountains in the distance and grass and yellow flowers in the foreground.
  2. An oil painting showing a detail of Mullaghmore, a 180 metre high limestone rock in the Burren in County Clare, showing the steps of bare, folded rock.

    Podcasts: The Island, A Prospect \ The Burren

    Dr Brendan Dunford, founder of Burrenbeo Teo, talks about the Burren in Co. Clare.
  3. Ruth Lyons (b.1983), Salarium, 2014. © Ruth Lyons. Photographer: Des Moriarty.

    Podcast: The Island, A Prospect \ Zechstein Sea, from Ireland to Russia

    Artist Ruth Lyons talks about her art in the third episode in this series of podcasts.
  4. A painting showing the waterfall at Powerscourt Estate, Co. Wicklow through trees. In the left foreground of the painting, we can see some figures who are dwarfed by the grandeur of the waterfall.

    Podcast: The Island, A Prospect \ Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow

    Alex Slazenger, Head Gardener at the Powerscourt Estate talks about his work, and the estate in the second in our new podcast series.
  5. An oil painting of a landscape with mountains and the sea in the distance.

    Podcast: The Island, A Prospect \ The North Dublin Coastline

    Listen to poet Paula Meehan in conversation with Mark Cantan as they walk along the North Dublin coastline in the first of a new series of podcasts inspired by our Shaping Ireland exhibition.
  6. Roderic O'Conor, 'Landscape, Pont-Aven', 1892. Trustees of the W.R. Warburton 1996 Settlement. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby's

    Podcast: Imagining France - artist colonies

    Artist Una Sealy speaks with Mick O'Dea, president of the RHA about the collaborative nature of artists like Roderic O'Conor in the French artist colonies
  7. Roderic O'Conor (1860-1940), 'Bretonne', c.1903-1904. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Podcast: Imagining France - the time, the place, the principles.

    Paul McLauchlan and Andrea Horan discuss the aesthetics of turn of the century France: the people, the place, the fashions, and the colours, out of which the art of the Moderns was born.
  8. Detail from Roderic O'Conor, 'La Jeune Bretonne', c.1895

    Podcast: Imagining France - artist as profession and legacy

    Dr Brendan Rooney, curator of Irish art at the National Gallery of Ireland, talks to artist Cian McLoughlin.
  9. Tracy Chevalier. Photo © Nina Subin.

    Live recording: Tracy Chevalier in conversation

    A live recording of a conversation between Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Adriaan Waiboer, curator of Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. Recorded 15 June 2017.
  10. Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator, Mauritshuis in Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands. Photo © CODART.

    Live recording: The seductive art of a Leiden painter, Frans van Mieris

    Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator, Mauritshuis. Recorded in the National Gallery of Ireland on 6 July 2017 as part of a series of talks in association with the exhibition 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry'.