Arts

London’s Notting Hill Carnival goes from street party to screen festival

London’s Notting Hill Carnival goes from street party to screen festival

Published 14/08/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - This year’s Notting Hill Carnival will swap the streets of West London for computer screens around the world, as the event turns [more…]

Raphael did a nose-job in self-portrait, face reconstruction suggests

Raphael did a nose-job in self-portrait, face reconstruction suggests

Published 11/08/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Raphael probably didn’t like his nose, and replaced it with an idealised version in his famous self-portrait. That is the conclusion of [more…]

Havana, the ‘Paris of the Caribbean,’ gets its own Eiffel Tower

Havana, the ‘Paris of the Caribbean,’ gets its own Eiffel Tower

Published 10/08/2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - Havana was once dubbed the ‘Paris of the Caribbean’ for its beautiful architecture, vibrant arts scene, and flourishing nightlife. Now it even [more…]

Giant cherry with cream, fly and drone unveiled on London’s Fourth Plinth

Giant cherry with cream, fly and drone unveiled on London’s Fourth Plinth

Published 30/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A 9-tonne sculpture of a giant swirl of whipped cream with a cherry on top, as well as a fly and a [more…]

Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh’s ‘farewell note in colour’ before suicide

Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh’s ‘farewell note in colour’ before suicide

Published 30/07/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Stuck at home during lockdown, Dutch researcher Wouter van der Veen finally found time to look through old postcards of the French [more…]

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

U.S. coronavirus deaths rise by nearly 1,300 for first time since May

Published 29/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus rose by nearly 1,300 on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May, according to a Reuters tally. [more…]

Norway plan to save giant Picasso murals divides opinion

Norway plan to save giant Picasso murals divides opinion

Published 27/07/2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway began tearing down a landmark building adorned with giant murals by Pablo Picasso on Monday as part of efforts to rebuild [more…]

Rembrandt and Picasso entice life back to auctions after lockdown

Rembrandt and Picasso entice life back to auctions after lockdown

Published 24/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Works by Rembrandt, Miro and Picasso are being offered to entice life back to the auction world next week when Sotheby’s holds [more…]

After UK lockdown delay, sculptor Anish Kapoor exhibits at Walpole’s mansion

After UK lockdown delay, sculptor Anish Kapoor exhibits at Walpole’s mansion

Published 09/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - With Britain’s coronavirus lockdown eased, sculptor Anish Kapoor can finally exhibit his work at Houghton Hall, one of the country’s best-known stately [more…]

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Merck says it has agreed to supply potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to EU countries

Published 08/07/2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Merck said on Wednesday it had agreed to supply its potential COVID-19 drug Rebif to European Union countries should orders [more…]