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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Brazil students make art out of trash plucked off Rio shore
Forget pricey imported oil paints and exorbitant blocks of marble. Art students at a Brazilian university have taken advantage of one material they have in endless and free supply -- trash -- to create an exhibition that aims to draw attention to the fetid state of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events are to be held next year.
Museum experts from around the world on Monday issued an "emergency red list" to help authorities identify Iraqi antiquities at risk of being looted and illegally exported as the country battles a surge in jihadist violence.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It's an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor's life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego blocks.
A major refurbishment ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the start of the Reformation is providing the opportunity for artifacts linked to Martin Luther to travel to the United States for the first time. The Lutherhaus in Wittenberg is releasing some of its treasures before marking the 1517 nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door by which Luther launched the split from Rome.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Lin Hwa-ching (林華慶), the deputy director of the National Taiwan Museum (NTM, 國立台灣博物館) yesterday said that the museum has recently recruited 10 tour guides from various countries to aid foreign language speakers visiting the museum.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
In Karachi: When hate on the wall disappears
The sound of a razor blade scraping flaky paint and hate-filled slogans off the walls shrills through the warm Karachi air. Some onlookers yell at the students painting the walls in anger, others silently gaze in awe.
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.
Monday, May 25, 2015
A Chinese Buddha statue which lost its head 20 years ago, had its head reattached in Taiwan on Saturday, thanks to an anonymous Taiwanese art collector.
Buddha statue from China gets its head reattached in Taiwan
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist
Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris -- the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black -- the broad brush stokes clearly visible.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Greece's last film poster painter soldiers on, long after golden era
Far from the limelight of Cannes, Greece's last painter of film posters toils away in a little garden studio to deliver his latest commission.
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