Brothers in art: the Renaissance rivalry of Mantegna and Bellini

With paintings so similar their origins have been disputed for centuries, these giants of Italian art are now being exhibited together for the first time at Londons National Gallery In a small room in a former palace in Venice there is a strange, compelling painting set on an easel at…

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like…

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