Culture

Italy confirms long-lost Klimt painting hidden in wall is authentic

Italy confirms long-lost Klimt painting hidden in wall is authentic

Published 18/01/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Authorities in the Italian town of Piacenza on Friday confirmed a painting found hidden in a wall of the local art gallery [more…]

Pan-African exhibition seeks to herald continent’s art scene

Pan-African exhibition seeks to herald continent’s art scene

Published 17/01/2020

DAKAR (Reuters) - Five towering wooden figures dwarf visitors to the “Lend Me Your Dream” exhibition at Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilisations. The sculptures of [more…]

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

China’s Hengyi runs new Brunei refinery near full rates: officials

Published 02/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s Hengyi Petrochemical Co Ltd is operating its new 160,000 barrels per day refinery in Brunei at near full capacity after trial [more…]

Strike up the band: Paris orchestra wails at pension reform plans

Strike up the band: Paris orchestra wails at pension reform plans

Published 31/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The French capital’s Opera Bastille has been silent for nearly a month because its orchestra is on strike, but on Tuesday the [more…]

Man charged after ‘Picasso painting’ attacked in London gallery

Man charged after ‘Picasso painting’ attacked in London gallery

Published 31/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have charged a man with criminal damage after a painting, reported by the BBC to have been by Spanish master [more…]

Artist at center of Italian anti-racism row defends ape pictures

Artist at center of Italian anti-racism row defends ape pictures

Published 17/12/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - Artist Simone Fugazzotto defended on Tuesday a widely criticized anti-racism campaign launched by Italy’s Serie A soccer league which features his paintings [more…]

Singapore artist channels ‘creepy-cute’ with baby heads in sushi rolls

Singapore artist channels ‘creepy-cute’ with baby heads in sushi rolls

Published 17/12/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At first glance the works of Singaporean artist Qixuan Lim have a familiar, edible appearance. But upon a closer look at the [more…]

Vatican’s ‘vampire’ prints of rarely seen 20th century art on show

Vatican’s ‘vampire’ prints of rarely seen 20th century art on show

Published 16/12/2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - They could be called the Vatican’s vampire prints - works by masters such as Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Salvador Dali [more…]

Indonesian cave art is earliest known record of ‘story telling’, researchers say

Indonesian cave art is earliest known record of ‘story telling’, researchers say

Published 12/12/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A cave painting found on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, depicting human-like figures hunting animals, appears to be the earliest known pictorial record [more…]

Banksy’s flying reindeer highlight Christmas homeless plight

Banksy’s flying reindeer highlight Christmas homeless plight

Published 11/12/2019

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling [more…]