Category: Arts

Senegal’s graffiti artists join fight against coronavirus

DAKAR (Reuters) – The mural stretched over 10 metres of wall in Senegal’s seaside capital Dakar shows a giant pair of hands reaching out for sanitiser, and a...

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by coronavirus

LAREN, Netherlands (Reuters) – Thieves stole a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh early on Monday from the Netherlands’ Singer Laren Museum, which is...

Polish presidential challenger urges boycott of May vote, halts campaign

WARSAW (Reuters) – The main Polish opposition candidate running for president called on Sunday for a boycott of the country’s May election due to the coronavirus...

Russia’s Bolshoi Theater goes online as coronavirus curbs public life

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theater has begun streaming some of its most notable past performances online after being forced to shut its doors to...

Facebook lowers video quality in Latin America, following Europe

FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Facebook...

Mnuchin hopes deal is ‘very close’ on $2-trillion coronavirus aid package in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury secretary and the Senate Democratic leader voiced confidence late on Monday for a deal to be reached soon on a...

U.S. Senate looks to strike deal on coronavirus relief package

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate were pushing toward agreement on a far-reaching $1 trillion-plus coronavirus stimulus package...

Muslims pray in thousands, heed coronavirus warnings at Jerusalem holy site

A worshipper walks in front of the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City March...

After 400 years, London show reunites six masterpieces by Titian

LONDON (Reuters) – A series of six paintings by the Venetian master Titian, commissioned by King Philip II of Spain and inspired by the works of the Roman poet...

Big Dutch galleries close until end of March due to coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Van Gogh Museum presents the condition of the restoration of Van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 24, 2019....

Imprisonment of Cuban ‘art-ivist’ sparks charges of censorship

HAVANA (Reuters) – Dozens of renowned Cuban artists from across the political spectrum are calling for the release of dissident artist and activist Luis Manuel...

Zimbabwean artist’s dynamic stone sculptures find global acclaim

HARARE (Reuters) – When Dominic Benhura started creating traditional Zimbabwean stone sculptures as a teenager four decades ago, he never imagined that art would...