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The statue is coming to the National Gallery next year – it is a chance to correct a misperception about the Church

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?

The National Gallery’s new show presents the Impressionists as bold heirs of Delacroix and Courbet

The attack on Charlie Hebdo was iconoclastic in the traditional sense – an attack on makers of images

Frederick Wiseman’s new film about the National Gallery is reassuringly serious

Being lonely in London is a rare thrill. Even the most famous places you can sometimes have to yourself

Mary was a popular queen from whom Elizabeth I learned much

The National’s exhibition of Viennese portraits offers a coherent narrative and striking cultural perspectives

The richness of their theology is lost on the curators, though

Hamilton’s depiction of the Annunciation at the National Gallery tampers with traditional Christian iconography.