art

  • April 2, 2011

    A multi-millionaire has bought a series of 17th century religious paintings from the Church of England for £15 million and then given them back to the nation.

  • March 14, 2011

    Currently on display at the Chicago Cultural Center are Vivian Maier’s street photographs, which are generating enormous excitement not only in Chicago, but internationally. Jeremy Biles explores their aesthetic, meaning, and significance in terms of Evelyn Underhill's mysticism.

  • January 11, 2011

    The 'Poverty Over' tour of Britain's cathedrals launches on 17 January with a spectacular new work of art and an exhibition on Christian Aid's work in poor countries

  • September 6, 2010

    A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution has been presented to the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • August 29, 2010

    “I hear those voices that will not be drowned”. These words from Peter Grimes are pierced through the four metre high sculpture by Maggi Hambling which stands on the beach at Aldeburgh in celebration of the life and work of Benjamin Britten. Read against the Suffolk sky, they go straight to the heart.

  • June 22, 2010

    Westminster Cathedral, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of its consecration on Monday 28 June 2010, will launch The Treasures of the Cathedral Exhibition next week.

  • April 1, 2010

    An exhibit in New York illuminates the complex relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain and shows how art was often a cooperative, interfaith enterprise.

  • February 16, 2010

    One of the outstanding sculptures of the week-long Sapporo Snow Festival in the far north of Japan is of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, says Hisashi Yukimoto. It is a testimony to reconciliation and overcoming division and violence, as well as artistic endeavour.

  • October 27, 2009

    Several of the greatest poets in the English tradition from the Renaissance onward have sought to replace God with the human imagination, says Michael Robbins. They have succeeded and failed in interesting ways.

  • July 24, 2009

    A Methodist minister will be offering visitors to Trafalgar Square a touch of midweek spirituality as he leads a worship service from the fourth plinth, alongside Nelson’s Column and the imposing facade of the National Gallery.