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TUESDAY, 16 APR 2013
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Paris exhibition seeks out the Italian Monet
By Thomas Adamson | April 16, 2013 12:24 AM
Years before Impressionism began, a similar style of painting capturing colorful impressions of light may have existed in Italy.
Cutting through the skin of the surface
By Chirine Lahoud | April 15, 2013 01:20 PM
Nature, a Greek fellow named Aristotle is once said to have observed, abhors a vacuum. Some years later, the material world appears to abhor stasis. This is particularly evident in this town.
Florence exhibition evokes dawn of the Renaissance
By Gildas Le Roux | April 15, 2013 12:02 AM
The Renaissance really began in a few decades at the beginning of the 15th century in Florence – an artistic revolution mapped out in a remarkable exhibition that assembles 140 sculptures and paintings from collections around the world.
U.S. digital public library brings culture, history online
By Rob Lever | April 15, 2013 12:02 AM
A new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for U.S. cultural information online.
Iraq museum long way from opening
By Diaa Hadid | April 13, 2013 12:17 AM
In Iraq’s national museum, home to some of the world’s most precious artifacts of ancient Mesopotamia, an English-language caption beside a skeleton reads, “dated to very old time.”
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French court rules Hopi mask sale to go ahead
By NIcholas Vinocur | April 13, 2013 12:17 AM
A Paris court ruled Friday that an auction of ancient masks revered as sacred by a Native American tribe would go ahead despite growing protests and requests to halt the sale, including one from the U.S. ambassador to France.
Cornerstone laid for Palestinian Museum
April 13, 2013 12:17 AM
The cornerstone for a new museum of Palestinian culture, history and society has been unveiled in Bir Zeit, near Ramallah.
Abstraction of a mystical bent
By Chirine Lahoud | April 13, 2013 12:05 AM
Seven artist exhibit their works at Galerie Tanit-Beyrouth.
Egypt discovers ancient port and writings
April 12, 2013 05:23 PM
Egypt's state minister of antiquities says a Franco-Egyptian team has discovered a Red Sea port dating back about 4,500 years to Great Pyramid-building King Cheops of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.
Sensational art gift ‘transforms’ the Met
By Sebastian Smith | April 12, 2013 12:05 AM
Cosmetics billionaire Leonard Lauder has given New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art an astonishing, no-strings-attached collection of Cubist art that he assembled over four decades.
Art exhibition pushes online privacy boundaries
By Barbara Ortutay | April 11, 2013 12:07 AM
Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibition – a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant.
Christie’s gets license to hold auctions in China
April 09, 2013 06:37 PM
Christie’s said Tuesday it will be the first international auction house to operate without a local partner in mainland China, one of the world’s biggest art markets.
Exploring life as a Muslim woman
By India Stoughton | April 09, 2013 12:03 AM
As everything gradually moves online – from reading and shopping to watching television and talking to friends and family – the art world is keeping in step.
Hopi tribe protests Paris auction of artifacts
By Fabienne Faur | April 09, 2013 12:03 AM
The looming Paris auction of some 70 ceremonial masks originating from the Hopi tribe of Arizona has cast light on the failure to prevent sacred American artifacts being sold overseas.
Chinese ceramic breaks records at Hong Kong sale
April 08, 2013 08:00 PM
A red bowl with a lotus pattern broke the world record for Chinese Kangxi ceramics on Monday, fetching over $9 million after a bidding war won by a Hong Kong ceramics dealer at the last day of spring sales for global auctioneer Sotheby’s.
Judge will determine Renoir painting’s owner
By Matthew Barakat | April 08, 2013 12:34 AM
A federal judge will seek to unravel an art mystery and determine the rightful owner of a napkin-sized painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that a Virginia woman says she bought at a flea market for $7.
Ancient site unearthed in Iraqi home of Abraham
By Sinan Salaheddin | April 06, 2013 12:07 AM
British archaeologists have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, said to be home of the biblical Abraham.
Time has passed, but nothing has changed
By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | April 05, 2013 12:03 AM
Depending who you talk to, it was a crisis, a disturbance, an insurrection, or a revolution. It began with trouble in Tripoli. Soon, people were blowing up bridges and blocking roads.
New boss for France’s famed Louvre museum
By Pascale Mollard-Chenebenoit | April 05, 2013 12:02 AM
Jean-Luc Martinez has been named the new boss of the Louvre.
Riches of Dutch History Return to Rijksmuseum
April 04, 2013 10:46 AM
Rembrandt van Rijn's masterpiece "The Night Watch" is back in pride of place at the newly renovated National Museum of the Netherlands, along with thousands of other Dutch cultural and artistic artifacts, as the museum prepares to reopen.
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