art

  • August 22, 2012

    As government becomes more technocratic and anonymous, and as recession and financial chaos makes people angry and suspicious towards the political class, the need to be seen to be “where people are” and to shape public mood through cultural activity large and small is here to stay, says Simon Barrow.

  • August 4, 2012

    The St John's murals, now in their thirtieth year, are now a vital and unusual part of the heritage of St John's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, the Festival of Spirituality and Peace's principal venue and partner.

  • July 11, 2012

    The UN's World Heritage Committee has condemned the destruction of mausoleums sacred to the Sufi strain of Islam in the African nation of Mali.

  • June 4, 2012

    Almost thirty years ago, I went to the Yorkshire Dales with a group of friends to undertake an ascent of the Three Peaks. Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough make for a stiff day's walking. But we were very young and the challenge of quantity was more significant to us than the quality of more leisured ascent.

  • May 17, 2012

    The question for us today is how, in the many Os we might draw, and in the many circles we form on a daily basis, we negotiate our way across the empty spaces and the deep chasms they inevitably bring into our view, says Dr Andrew Hass. Yet Giotto’s legacy is not all lost: he at least tells us that something, even if that something is a “nothing”, remains there for our creation.

  • April 14, 2012

    As he travels around the world presenting his film 'The Mill and the Cross', Polish director Lech Majewski finds himself discussing its religious themes.

  • January 19, 2012

    A photography exhibition at a historic monastery near Nuremburg takes visitors on a journey to the heart of Germany's many faiths.

  • November 10, 2011

    A remarkable photo exhibition is showing in Edinburgh through to the end of this month, featuring depictions of the Burmese Chin people by award-winning photographer Bharat Choudhary.

  • September 20, 2011

    Though their leaders may be at political odds with each other, a group of Israeli and Palestinian students learned that they can communicate through art.

  • June 7, 2011

    An acclaimed exhibit ending a four-month run in New York City has given art lovers the chance to explore a single theme, Christ as the Man of Sorrows, and the Venetian artistic tradition that gave it full flowering.