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The newly-discovered painting of Judith beheading Holofernes reminds us that the world of the Old Testament is very different to our own

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There are profoundly differing visions of God in the world, and these dictate the sort of societies that we have built for ourselves

A new documentary pays entertaining tribute to Peggy Guggenheim

The image by an unknown artist is drawn from the Vatican Library

What Goya really thought of the Church

The Spanish artist, subject of a major exhibition at the National Gallery, both celebrated and satirised Catholicism. Was he the most hypocritical artist who ever lived?

Bridget Riley’s work takes inspiration from Georges Seurat, but she’s no match for the Post-Impressionist genius

Patrum is a social network for art that gives incredible access to the Vatican’s collection

Irish sculptor Dony MacManus unveiled his work in progress artwork in Dublin this week

An exhibition in Rome highlights Baroque art’s ability to highlight the dramatic potential of capturing the moment