Anthony Cutler is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Penn State University

The Holy Shroud (detail; c. 1540), attrib. here to Giulio Clovio. Galleria Sabauda, Turin

‘It has all the twists and turns of a classic detective story’ – unwrapping the Turin Shroud

A scholar’s 40-year quest to trace the origins of the world’s most famous length of linen makes for a gripping read

12 Dec 2020
Panel showing the soldier martyrs Basiliskos and Priskos in the Rotunda (Church of St George), Thessaloniki, built between 305-11; mosaics from the 5th or 6th century.

Heavenly bodies – a monumental study of an early Byzantine masterpiece

The mosaics of the Rotunda at Thessaloniki can be seen more clearly than ever before in this essential book about the building

6 Aug 2019
One of the hexapteryga (detail) in the pendentives of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, photo: Dumbarton Oaks

The short step from pagan portraits to early Christian icons

Pagan and Christian art have more in common than you think – or so a polemical new book argues

22 Jun 2017