Art

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

‘Rave on’: Irish president helps celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday

Published 31/08/2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish President Michael D. Higgins joined a virtual celebration of Van Morrison’s 75th birthday on Monday, namechecking U.S. civil rights champion John [more…]

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Frans Hals painting ‘Two Laughing Boys’ stolen for a third time

Published 27/08/2020

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thieves stole a painting by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals from a small museum near the Dutch city of Utrecht on Thursday, [more…]

Factbox: High profile art thefts

Factbox: High profile art thefts

Published 27/08/2020

(Reuters) - Thieves stole “Two Laughing Boys” by Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals from a small museum near the Dutch city of Utrecht, police [more…]

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

Published 16/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two decades of Maya Husseini’s work to restore stained glass windows destroyed in the Lebanese civil war was lost in an instant [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…]

20,000 paper birds help fund COVID-19 units at Belgium hospital

20,000 paper birds help fund COVID-19 units at Belgium hospital

Published 10/08/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A flock of 20,000 multicoloured origami birds has been installed in a cathedral in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a fundraising artwork [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…]

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where the Queen lived in her 20s

A tour of crumbling Malta villa where the Queen lived in her 20s

Published 30/07/2020

VALLETTA (Reuters) - It is the only property outside of Britain that Queen Elizabeth called home. A crumbling villa near Malta’s capital, Valletta, where the [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…]