Matthew’s expression, the most vividly presented of all the faces here, is one of shock, almost fright, as he registers the irresistible force of Christ’s summons
Goya intended this powerful image to be the title plate of a series of ‘Dreams’ satirizing the society he lived in during a fraught period of Spain’s history.
Freud is one of modern history’s greatest artists. But since his death in 2011, biographers have unveiled a number of stories about the artist’s troubling attitude towards women.
Excavators have discovered a tunnel under the Taposiris Magna temple, west of the ancient city of Alexandria, which they have suggested could lead to the tomb of Queen Cleopatra.
The toppling of these monuments – in Poland, Lithuania and Czechia – gives the spaces they once occupied new meaning.
“Templer” was dropped from the concept of Jedi, it is clear, though, that the legacy of the Templars played a part in inspiring Lucas’ Jedi.
‘Mx’ is much harder to pronounce than ‘Ms’. But it’s not a social convenience, it’s a political statement.
It’s a Wonderful Life is about to open at the ENO, just as funding cuts have made the opera house’s life hell.
This week, Lucy speaks to journalist Marie Le Conte about how art and culture – even I’m A Celebrity – help us deal with uncomfortable, or traumatic experiences.
If you’re looking for an escape that combines ancient history with island life, Croatia is the destination for you.
In this week’s letter, Walter attends an exhibition of his wife’s paintings and the annual Callac Book Fair.
In this week’s letter, Walter is impressed by the French insouciance to the issues facing the nation.
Housing security is essential for a meaningful life and pivotal to a brighter future for the young.
The World: A Family History by Simon Sebag Montefiore is erudite but never boring.
Pekka Hämäläinen’s new book explodes many myths about the early encounters between North America’s “native nations” and European outsiders.
Don’t be put off by the off-dry wines of the 1970s, it’s time you gave Riesling another try.
Whether it’s lobster and chips from a café in Cornwall or shucked oysters on a floating barge in Devon, this is your guide to eating al fresco this summer.
While northern Italy is home to multiple famous wines, direct your gaze to the deep south for a glass that will leave you longing for more.
Television presenter Isabel Webster shares her five favourite things.
The historical fiction author Helen Fields shares her five favourite things.
The actor, musician and writer, Stanley J Browne, shares his five favourite things.