Culture

Berlin auctioneer expects British, Russian interest in Hitler…

Berlin auctioneer expects British, Russian interest in Hitler…

Published 24/01/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - The pictures - three anemic watercolours showing a mountain scene, a river and a distant figure sat beneath a tree - are [more…]

Frail at 130, Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ will stay home from now on

Frail at 130, Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ will stay home from now on

Published 24/01/2019

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At 130 years old, one of Vincent van Gogh’s famous paintings of sunflowers in a vase has become too delicate to keep [more…]

Italy’s Uffizi demands return of Nazi-looted painting

Italy’s Uffizi demands return of Nazi-looted painting

Published 01/01/2019

FLORENCE. Italy (Reuters) - Italy’s Uffizi Galleries called on Germany on Tuesday to return a still-life painting by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum, which [more…]

Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and TV art critic, dies at 88

Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and TV art critic, dies at 88

Published 26/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Sister Wendy Beckett, a nun and art historian who became an unlikely television star in Britain in the 1990s, died at the [more…]

Banksy gifts Welsh steel town a white Christmas attraction

Banksy gifts Welsh steel town a white Christmas attraction

Published 22/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Banksy fans are flocking to the Welsh town of Port Talbot to see a new mural by the elusive British street artist [more…]

Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition

Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition

Published 18/12/2018

(This December 17 story corrects spelling of surname “Kamara” in eighth paragraph.) By Hereward Holland NAIROBI (Reuters) - Why don’t chickens fly? When did the [more…]

China struggles to shed reputation as global capital of art copies

China struggles to shed reputation as global capital of art copies

Published 17/12/2018

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Ma Chunyan’s hands appear to hold Vincent Van Gogh’s swirling dreamscape vision of the night sky, the painter’s iconic work “The [more…]

‘The Favourite’ corset dresses go on display at Kensington Palace

‘The Favourite’ corset dresses go on display at Kensington Palace

Published 17/12/2018

(The story has been corrected to officially remove reference to brocade in final paragraph after Historic Royal Palaces corrects statement) LONDON (Reuters) - A selection [more…]

Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

Published 17/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Artist and designer Philip Colbert, whose surrealist clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rita Ora, brings pop art back to [more…]

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Published 09/12/2018

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than [more…]