The great Impressionist’s series of paintings of Rouen Cathedral prefigures the movies: his eye was the camera, his canvas the screen

Two centuries on, Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata is still as enigmatic and sublime as ever

The fantasy writer is indebted to the Inklings, whose Christianity he rejects in favour of gnosticism

Tiny Fordwich in Kent, still thriving after 1,400 years, faces a new invasion: London foodies

Schiele and Soutine both used art to express pathological suffering and confront death

An exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, raises the question of depicting violence

A journey through Europe was an opportunity to gauge reactions to the referendum

How an inspiring Hungarian violinist created a musical community at IMS Prussia Cove

An inscription in an old book is the clue to a lost world of literary salons and love affairs

The debate between Sir Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton enhances our national discourse