Arts

Arts coverage from Reuters.

Arts15 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Organizer of the "00Biennial" Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara speaks during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, May 2, 2018.  Picture taken May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo

Dozens of renowned Cuban artists from across the political spectrum are calling for the release of dissident artist and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara who was arrested 10 days ago, decrying this as an outdated act of censorship.

Arts5 days ago

Zimbabwean sculptor Dominic Benhura works on a piece at his studio in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 2, 2020. Picture taken March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

When Dominic Benhura started creating traditional Zimbabwean stone sculptures as a teenager four decades ago, he never imagined that art would bring him fame or fortune.

Arts7 days ago

Members of media pass by painting titled "The Ecstasy of Saint Cecilia" by Renaissance master Raphael during the unveiling of a blockbuster exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death, at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Italy, March 4 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael opens in Rome this week but the show risks being overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak sweeping Italy.

Arts13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A tour guide explains an exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw October 21, 2014. Picture taken October 21, 2014.     REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday, as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicizing museums to reflect their view of history.

World News17 days ago

The Rubik Mona Lisa (2005) by French street artist Invader is displayed at ArtCurial in Paris, France, February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A French street artist's interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said.

World News23 days ago

A tapestry designed by Renaissance artist Raphael is installed on a lower wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican as part of celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of his death in this handout photo released on February 17, 2020. Governatorato SCV ? Direzione dei Musei/Handout via REUTERS

Putting more masterpieces in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to join his ceiling frescoes and Last Judgement wall might seem as superfluous as adding more diamonds to the Crown Jewels.

World News21 days ago

Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuries-old dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Brexit negotiations.

World News25 days ago

Russian artist and former mayor of Arkhangelsk Alexander Donskoy picks up a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Istiklal Street in Istanbul, Turkey February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues.

Entertainment Newsa month ago

A suspected new mural by artist Banksy is pictured in Marsh Lane in Bristol, Britain, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine's Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult and a splatter of red flowers.

Artsa month ago

An Afghan model gets ready at the backstage, before the fashion show, as they celebrate Valentine's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

After a busy afternoon walking the catwalk in a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday, Salma Hussaini was named Afghanistan's first "Ms Valentine".

Technology News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attends an event celebrating the anniversary of the White House's Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative at the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical to billions of people.

Arts6 days ago

Example tweets provided by social media company Twitter show the types of language not allowed by its hateful conduct rule, which will now include language that dehumanizes on the basis of age, disability or disease. Twitter via REUTERS

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it is banning posts that "dehumanize" people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to correspond to an explosion of tweets about the spreading coronavirus.

ESG15 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The J.P.Morgan logo is seen at  Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain, March 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/File Photo

JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> largely maintained its key profit goals for the medium term on Tuesday, signaling steady but slower growth, and raised its financial commitment for clean-energy initiatives after years of pressure from environmental activists.

Politics16 days ago

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with striking McDonald's workers while campaigning in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 24, 2020.  REUTERS/Randall Hill

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Monday clashed with front-runner Bernie Sanders over vandalism at Bloomberg's Chicago office and their gun control stances, while centrist rival Pete Buttigieg was heckled at a labor march.

Moneya month ago

FILE PHOTO: Scott Lynn, CEO and founder of Masterworks, poses next to a Banksy artwork in New York, U.S., February 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Owning a piece of art is not just for the ultra-wealthy anymore.

Artsa month ago

Costume designer Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-emitting diode (LED) dots that she used to decorate some of her creations. Her work is part of an art exhibition in Sacremento, where artists want to put a spotlight on recycling single-use e-cigarette devices.

Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-emitting diode (LED) dots that the costume designer used to decorate some of her creations.

World Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: A 2nd century B.C. gold-plated cup is pictured at the "Thrace and the Ancient World" exhibition at the National History Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed new charges including unlawful possession of antiques of historical value against fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, one of the country's richest men, officials said on Thursday.

Artsa month ago

The Viewing Level at the Tate Modern gallery and a block of luxury residential flats are seen in London, Britain, February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Residents of a luxury London block who were trying to stop visitors to the neighboring Tate Modern art gallery from peering into their glass-walled apartments lost their case in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee poses with an auction catalogue as she views 'The Splash' by David Hockney on display ahead of the Contemporary Art auction at Sotheby's in London, Britain, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

David Hockney's Los Angeles pool painting "The Splash" fetched 23.1 million pounds ($29.9 million) at a sale on London on Tuesday, auctioneers Sotheby's said, compared with a pre-sale estimate of 20 to 30 million pounds.

World Newsa month ago

A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag as the Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit is seen in the background, during a protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, in the village of Bilin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank February 7, 2020. Picture taken February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington's consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.

Arts15 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Organizer of the "00Biennial" Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara speaks during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, May 2, 2018.  Picture taken May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo

Dozens of renowned Cuban artists from across the political spectrum are calling for the release of dissident artist and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara who was arrested 10 days ago, decrying this as an outdated act of censorship.

Arts5 days ago

Zimbabwean sculptor Dominic Benhura works on a piece at his studio in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 2, 2020. Picture taken March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

When Dominic Benhura started creating traditional Zimbabwean stone sculptures as a teenager four decades ago, he never imagined that art would bring him fame or fortune.

Arts7 days ago

Members of media pass by painting titled "The Ecstasy of Saint Cecilia" by Renaissance master Raphael during the unveiling of a blockbuster exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death, at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Italy, March 4 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael opens in Rome this week but the show risks being overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak sweeping Italy.

Arts13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A tour guide explains an exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw October 21, 2014. Picture taken October 21, 2014.     REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's government appointed a new director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Thursday, as the ruling nationalists face accusations of politicizing museums to reflect their view of history.

World News17 days ago

The Rubik Mona Lisa (2005) by French street artist Invader is displayed at ArtCurial in Paris, France, February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A French street artist's interpretation of the Mona Lisa made of 330 Rubik's Cubes sold for 480,200 euros ($520,680) on Sunday at a modern art auction in Paris, well above presale estimates of up to 150,000 euros, organizers Artcurial said.

World News23 days ago

A tapestry designed by Renaissance artist Raphael is installed on a lower wall of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican as part of celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of his death in this handout photo released on February 17, 2020. Governatorato SCV ? Direzione dei Musei/Handout via REUTERS

Putting more masterpieces in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to join his ceiling frescoes and Last Judgement wall might seem as superfluous as adding more diamonds to the Crown Jewels.

World News21 days ago

Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuries-old dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Brexit negotiations.

World News25 days ago

Russian artist and former mayor of Arkhangelsk Alexander Donskoy picks up a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin at Istiklal Street in Istanbul, Turkey February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues.

Entertainment Newsa month ago

A suspected new mural by artist Banksy is pictured in Marsh Lane in Bristol, Britain, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine's Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult and a splatter of red flowers.

Artsa month ago

An Afghan model gets ready at the backstage, before the fashion show, as they celebrate Valentine's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

After a busy afternoon walking the catwalk in a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday, Salma Hussaini was named Afghanistan's first "Ms Valentine".

Technology News6 days ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attends an event celebrating the anniversary of the White House's Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative at the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on the powerful judiciary committee on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at curbing online distribution of child sexual abuse material that technology and civil liberties groups said was an attack on strong encryption critical to billions of people.

Arts6 days ago

Example tweets provided by social media company Twitter show the types of language not allowed by its hateful conduct rule, which will now include language that dehumanizes on the basis of age, disability or disease. Twitter via REUTERS

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it is banning posts that "dehumanize" people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to correspond to an explosion of tweets about the spreading coronavirus.

ESG15 days ago

FILE PHOTO: The J.P.Morgan logo is seen at  Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain, March 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/File Photo

JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> largely maintained its key profit goals for the medium term on Tuesday, signaling steady but slower growth, and raised its financial commitment for clean-energy initiatives after years of pressure from environmental activists.

Politics16 days ago

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with striking McDonald's workers while campaigning in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 24, 2020.  REUTERS/Randall Hill

Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Monday clashed with front-runner Bernie Sanders over vandalism at Bloomberg's Chicago office and their gun control stances, while centrist rival Pete Buttigieg was heckled at a labor march.

Moneya month ago

FILE PHOTO: Scott Lynn, CEO and founder of Masterworks, poses next to a Banksy artwork in New York, U.S., February 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Owning a piece of art is not just for the ultra-wealthy anymore.

Artsa month ago

Costume designer Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-emitting diode (LED) dots that she used to decorate some of her creations. Her work is part of an art exhibition in Sacremento, where artists want to put a spotlight on recycling single-use e-cigarette devices.

Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-emitting diode (LED) dots that the costume designer used to decorate some of her creations.

World Newsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: A 2nd century B.C. gold-plated cup is pictured at the "Thrace and the Ancient World" exhibition at the National History Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed new charges including unlawful possession of antiques of historical value against fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, one of the country's richest men, officials said on Thursday.

Artsa month ago

The Viewing Level at the Tate Modern gallery and a block of luxury residential flats are seen in London, Britain, February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Residents of a luxury London block who were trying to stop visitors to the neighboring Tate Modern art gallery from peering into their glass-walled apartments lost their case in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: An employee poses with an auction catalogue as she views 'The Splash' by David Hockney on display ahead of the Contemporary Art auction at Sotheby's in London, Britain, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

David Hockney's Los Angeles pool painting "The Splash" fetched 23.1 million pounds ($29.9 million) at a sale on London on Tuesday, auctioneers Sotheby's said, compared with a pre-sale estimate of 20 to 30 million pounds.

World Newsa month ago

A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag as the Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit is seen in the background, during a protest against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, in the village of Bilin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank February 7, 2020. Picture taken February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington's consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition.

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