Art


British graffiti artist Banksy focuses on coronavirus crisis

IT might be on the wall of an old barbershop, or in the subway: Banksy’s pictures appear suddenly, overnight, as if by magic. Works by the famously mysterious British street artist can often be found ...

January 10, 2021, Sunday


In Egypt, pandemic inspires passion for oud

While he waits for his lesson at an Egyptian music school, Maissara Mohammed plays his oud, its soothing tones dissolving the stress of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic. “I play four instruments, ...

December 27, 2020, Sunday


Watch repairman of Baghdad a timeless treasure

Youssef Abdelkarim’s storefront on one of Baghdad’s most historic streets is a time capsule — literally. Thousands of wristwatches fill the tiny shop, where three generations have repaired Iraq’s oldest ...

December 27, 2020, Sunday


J.K. Rowling’s beasts take over museum

FANS of J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” will already be familiar with nifflers, occamy and demiguise while unicorns, dragons and mermaids have been the stuff of legends for centuries. Now London’s Natural ...

December 13, 2020, Sunday


Art world star’s help to struggling artists

Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show....

December 6, 2020, Sunday


19th-century Vietnamese outfits back in fashion

MADE from delicate silk, intricately embroidered and with vast, flared sleeves: Vietnamese 19th-century outfits do not seem a perfect fit for life in the country’s hectic modern cities. But Nguyen Duc ...

December 6, 2020, Sunday


Artists connected by war, violence, trauma

ARTISTS Miriam Cahn and Claudia Martinez Garay had nothing in common until an ongoing exhibition in Nanjing brought them together. Entitled “Ten Thousand Things,” the exhibit at Nanjing Sifang Art Museum ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Artist gives life to Belgian boot scrapers

LIFE can feel smaller, even tiny during the coronavirus pandemic as public health restrictions limit social contacts to a bare minimum. But Belgian artist Elke Lemmens has found a way to build connections ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


Danish museum brings witch hunts to life

The fire crackles and a woman shrieks as flames lick her body, burning her alive — a museum in Denmark is bringing the dark period of witch-hunting to life. Located in the home of a former witch hunter, ...

November 1, 2020, Sunday


Art depot opens museum storage to public

ALL the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction ...

October 11, 2020, Sunday




 

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