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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Underworld's queen Persephone uncovered in Greek myth mosaic
An imposing mosaic uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever discovered in Greece depicts the myth of the abduction of Persephone, Zeus's daughter who became goddess of the underworld, the Greek culture ministry said Thursday.
Friday, October 17, 2014
An unreconstructed libertine who made debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia?
Thursday, October 16, 2014
A beloved American ballerina, ending an era
It's a sunny October afternoon, and Wendy Whelan, who's been enthralling audiences for three decades at New York City Ballet, is engaged in her favorite activity: Getting down and dirty in the rehearsal studio, trying to figure things out.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Mexican artist Alex Dorfsman leads you to an optical game of macrocosm and microcosm in Taiwan exhibit 'One eye on the Telescope, Two on the Microscope'
Ambiguity of reality vs. artificiality
Monday, October 13, 2014
Taiwanese short film “Stairway” by actor-turned-director Matt Wu won the best Asian short film award at the 19th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on Saturday, making Wu the first Taiwanese to win the award.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Asian cave paintings challenge Europe as cradle of art
The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lab sleuths help art world uncover fakes
Dressed in an immaculate white lab coat, Sandra Mottaz stares intently through a stereo microscope at a bold-colored painting purportedly by French master Fernand Leger, searching for signs of forgery.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Belgium museum for comic art remembers 25 years of illustration
Comics are serious business in the land of of Tintin and The Smurfs, and nowhere more so than in Europe's biggest and oldest museum dedicated to the art form as the venue celebrates its 25th birthday.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
National Palace Museum treasures are unveiled in Kyushu
A ceremony was held Monday to unveil an exhibition of treasures from Taiwan's National Palace Museum (NPM) at the Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka, the second half of an unprecedented display of the museum's collection in Japan.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Glassworks, special techniques of Moser on exhibit in autumn
Copper-wheel, sand engraving and other endangered glasswork techniques were recently displayed by Tomas Lesser — master engraver at luxury glass manufacturer Moser a.s. — giving the public in Taiwan an eye-opening experience.
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