A magnificent celebration of the artist who was midwife to the birth of humanism

There are wonders great and small in the Raphael exhibition at the National Gallery

This new biography of John Donne brings the centuries-dead poet to life

This is the best popular edition ever produced of one of the most amusing books in our language

Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic’s political editor, Graham Stewart, about the idea of the Renaissance Man

Raphael, as dedicated a lover as he was a painter, died at 37 at the height of his powers and fame, illustrates Michael Prodger