Culture

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Replica of part of destroyed Palmyra altar unveiled in Syria

Published 23/04/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A Damascus museum on Tuesday unveiled a replica, built by Italian archaeologists, of part of a temple altar destroyed by Islamic State [more…]

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

Florence study proves artist Leonardo da Vinci was ambidextrous

Published 09/04/2019

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - An in-depth study of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest-known drawing has proved that the great Renaissance artist was ambidextrous, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery [more…]

Finely painted Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt

Finely painted Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt

Published 06/04/2019

SOHAG, Egypt (Reuters) - Archaeologists on Friday unveiled a well preserved and finely painted tomb thought to be from the early Ptolemaic period near the [more…]

Hemingway center opens in Cuba to preserve writer’s work

Hemingway center opens in Cuba to preserve writer’s work

Published 31/03/2019

SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA, Cuba (Reuters) - A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba on Saturday, highlighting an area [more…]

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Published 23/03/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to [more…]

‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ re-opens in London after renovation

‘Sistine Chapel of the UK’ re-opens in London after renovation

Published 20/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - An elaborate London hall, dubbed by some as the “Sistine Chapel of the UK” because of its baroque interior and ceiling, is [more…]

Foreign buyers flock to Cape Town’s booming art scene

Foreign buyers flock to Cape Town’s booming art scene

Published 20/03/2019

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town’s booming art scene in search of deals as diverse as an expressive [more…]

Britain’s biggest bronze statue crosses land and sea to reach new home

Britain’s biggest bronze statue crosses land and sea to reach new home

Published 18/03/2019

PLYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Britain’s largest bronze sculpture - a giant figure of a crouching woman - glided into its new home in the coastal [more…]

Spanish impressionist Sorolla gets royal treatment in London

Spanish impressionist Sorolla gets royal treatment in London

Published 14/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The first major exhibition in more than a century of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla opens in London on Wednesday attended by [more…]

George Michael’s art collection goes on sale in online auction

George Michael’s art collection goes on sale in online auction

Published 09/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 170 art works from George Michael’s private collection go on sale in an online auction from Friday to raise money [more…]