Art

Sheffield Cathedral choir

Sheffield Cathedral sacks choir – because God told them to

The Dean and Chapter if Sheffield Cathedral have sacked their choir, and this has caused a bit of a stir in the media and  consternation on Twitter. They explain: For some years the Dean and Chapter have been looking carefully…
Supper at Emmaus caravaggio

The Supper at Emmaus

Today’s Gospel reading gives me the opportunity to share with you one of my favourite paintings, that of The Supper at Emmaus, by the Italian Renaissance genius Caravaggio. It hangs…
goodbye old man

Remembrance Sunday: ‘Goodbye, Old Man’

'Goodbye, Old Man', watercolour, by Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), depicts a British soldier saying farewell to his dying horse. It was commissioned in 1916 by the Blue Cross animal welfare charity,…