Category: Arts

Ukrainian lawmaker says he has Gutenberg Bible fragment in his private collection

KYIV (Reuters) – A wealthy Ukrainian politician has made public a manuscript in his private collection that he says is a fragment of the Gutenberg Bible, the...

May flowers: Where the U.S. retail blooms are and are not

(Reuters) – No denying May’s $73 billion rebound in U.S. retail sales was an eye-popper and is the latest fodder to fuel the red-hot “V” vs “U” debate...

Van Gogh-Gauguin letter describing brothel visits sells for 210,000 euros

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A letter written by Vincent van Gogh and fellow artist Paul Gauguin describing visits to brothels and discussing the future of art has been...

Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White House with...

U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a ‘huge victory’ for Greece: minister

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and...

Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

(Reuters) – Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan...

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan theater found in Italian farmhouse

ROME (Reuters) – A mural by secretive British street artist Banksy stolen from the Bataclan theater in Paris, where Islamist gunmen killed 90 people in 2015, has...

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus

Nguyen Doi Chung Anh, 10, a Vietnamese school girl stands next to her paintings about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at home in Hanoi, Vietnam June 10, 2020. ....

Coronavirus poses existential threat to some of world’s museums: UNESCO

FILE PHOTO: An employee stands next to Tintoretto’s painting ‘Christ washing the disciples’ feet’ as the Prado museum reopens to public under...

British Airways turns to Damien Hirst in its hour of need

FILE PHOTO: British Airways planes are seen parked at Bournemouth Airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Bournemouth, Britain, April 1,...

Tiny 13,500-year-old bird statuette shows origins of Chinese art

A miniature bird sculpture carved of burnt bone from China’s Henan Province dating to about 13,500 ago is seen in this photo released on June 10, 2020. Francesco...

Locals savor Monet’s gardens without the crowds

GIVERNY, France (Reuters) – Claude Monet’s gardens, the inspiration for his famous “Water Lilies” paintings, reopened to the public on Monday in Giverny,...