Category: Arts

Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had...

‘Invisible’ Bosnians born of wartime rape use art to find their voice

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Ajna Jusic, the first baby to be registered as born of rape during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, describes to a packed Sarajevo theatre the...

Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades

PARIS (Reuters) – An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris’s cafes, brothels and cabarets at the...

Charmed lives and comebacks: Eddie Murphy returns in ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sure, Eddie Murphy hasn’t been around for a while, and his new movie “Dolemite Is My Name” is getting rave reviews. But don’t call...

Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone – Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December

A man takes a picture of Paul Gauguin’s “Te Bourao II” (The Purao Tree) painting (1897) at Artcurial’s auction house in Paris, France, October 3,...

Banksy takes aim at British life in suburban ‘homewares’ shop

Original artworks by British artist Banksy form part of an installation inside a shop front, ahead of an online sale, in Croydon, Britain October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Peter...

Court jails man who walked out of Moscow art gallery with million-dollar masterpiece

FILE PHOTO: A screen grab taken from video footage shows a man walking with a painting by prominent artist Arkhip Kuindzhi at Tretyakov art gallery in Moscow, Russia...

Long-lost Italian painting could fetch $6 million at French auction

PARIS (Reuters) – A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to six million...

Fire-damaged rooster from Notre-Dame’s spire goes on display

The iconic copper rooster, which was perched at the top of the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral for more than a century, before the blaze, is displayed at the exhibition...

French auctioneer defies Mexico with sale of pre-Columbian artifacts

A stone kneeling figure of Aztec water goddess Chalchiuhtlicue, one of pre-Columbian artefacts, is presented to the press at Drouot auction house in Paris, France,...

Fire and thread: Bayeux-inspired ‘Game of Thrones’ tapestry unveiled in France

BAYEUX, France (Reuters) – The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power. Now it has another....

Chagall’s famed ‘Fiddler’ painted on a tablecloth – researchers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings...