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Monday, December 16, 2013
Spanish art exhibition to make single US stop in New Mexico
A collection of drawings by Spanish artist Francisco de Goya is part of an international exhibition that's making only one stop in the U.S. That stop is in New Mexico.
Americans are fond of the grand look and that attitude applies to their homes and apartments too. “Compared to Europeans, Americans don't hold back when it comes to home decoration,” says Sylvia Leydecker, vice president of Germany's Association of Interior Designers. They cannot get enough of fancy curtains, cushions, table lamps and chandeliers.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
No horsing around for Vienna's elegant Lipizzan show horses
Elegant and disciplined at all times, they trot, pirouette and capriole with what seems like the greatest of ease, steered by impeccable riders in tailcoat and hat.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Citibank kicks off '13 Taipei Christmas City celebrations
Citibank Taiwan and the Taipei City Government yesterday kicked off the fourth edition of the Taipei Christmas City celebrations in Xinyi District.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Beginning tomorrow and running until Dec. 22, The Escape Artist (藝甸園娛樂繪畫空間), an art studio where the public may experience the joy of painting, will be holding a charitable auction in conjunction with Yahoo! Kimo for the benefit of disadvantaged children.
Pope Francis inspires social message in nativity scene art
Nativity scene artisans in Italy have taken Pope Francis's social message to heart this Christmas, giving a bigger role to ordinary people in their work and reviving the tradition's simple origins.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The chairman of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council, Charles Lee (李業廣), yesterday arrived in Taiwan for a two-day visit to promote cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
An Edward Hopper painting of a bleak U.S. street corner during the Great Depression sold Thursday for US$40.5 million, a record for the American artist, the Christie's auction house said.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about US$504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the U.S. government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Rockwell painting sells for record of US$46 mil. at New York City auction
A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold Wednesday at a New York City auction for US$46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Sotheby's said.
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