Arts

Arts coverage from Reuters.

Arts4 days ago

A combination picture shows makeup artist He Yuhong, also known as "Yuya", posing without her makeup and garments (L), and without her makeup (C) following her transformation (R) into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the 17th century oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, at her house in Chongqing, China August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks.

World News13 days ago

Visitors attend the "Frida Kahlo: Masterpieces from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City" exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary.

Arts4 days ago

British graffiti artist Banksy expressed his fury this week over a popular exhibition showing his works in Moscow that has been organised without his approval, adding he would never charge people to see his art.

British graffiti artist Banksy said a popular exhibition showing his works in Moscow had been organized without his approval, adding that he would never charge people to see his art.

World News6 days ago

British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago.

Arts16 days ago

A local villager looks at murals on the wall of a house in the village of Staro Zhelezare, Bulgaria, August 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

With fewer than 500 inhabitants, Staro Zhelezare in southern Bulgaria is a world away from the mean streets of Manhattan, but its houses and barns have now been painted with some of the most famous images from New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Arts14 days ago

Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic makes striking creations on her body. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own torso, sketching elaborate knots and making chunks of her flesh disappear, earning her videos millions of views on YouTube.

Arts18 days ago

General view of artists who sketch portraits in the street on the "Place du Tertre", a square at the Butte Montmartre area in Paris, France, August 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

For decades the artists of Montmartre have dazzled sightseers with their rapidly delivered portraits, paintings of Parisian scenes and cartoonish caricatures.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Peter Paul Ruben's painting "The Three Graces" is pictured at the picture gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer/File Photo

Visitors to a Belgian art gallery were stunned when security guards ordered them away from nude paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, in what turned out to be a stunt to protest at Facebook blocking the pictures on the grounds of decency.

Arts22 days ago

A federal appeals court on Monday said the Norton Simon Museum can keep two 16th century masterpieces depicting Adam and Eve by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, which had been looted by the Nazis during World War Two.

World News22 days ago

Elena Iseki and Haruto Goto of Germany perform during the gala event of the 28th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Petko Momchilov

Chinese dancer Sinuo Chang and Canadian ballerina Yuan Zhe Zi Xuan, also known as Jessica Xuan, won the top prizes at the Varna International Ballet Competition, the oldest ballet competition in world, on Sunday.

Artsa month ago

Hundreds of Algerian and foreign artists gathered for a festival at a hamlet about 1,700 meters above sea level as part of authorities' efforts to revive the Kabylie region hit by violence in the civil war in the 90s.

Artsa month ago

After years ammassing 750 Disney items collector Richard Kraft is heading to auction with the lot to raise money for a rare gentic disorder Coffin-Siris Syndrome charities. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

For years, Dumbo the Flying Elephant hung from his living room ceiling, a Mr. Toad Wild Ride car was parked in his library and Bashful's cart from Snow White's Scary Adventures sat on his front lawn in suburban California.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Billy Crystal takes the stage to pay tribute to the late Robin Williams, shown on a large screen, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Artwork, memorabilia, personal possessions and other ephemera from the collection of actor Robin Williams and his former wife Marsha will hit the auction block in October with a portion of proceeds benefiting causes they supported, Sotheby's said on Friday.

Artsa month ago

Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain poses for a photograph at the opening of 'Growing Up Kurt' exhibition featuring personal items of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain at the museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kurt Cobain's daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of century after her rock star father took his own life.

World Newsa month ago

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.

World Newsa month ago

A drawing by an Iraqi child shows two siblings fleeing next to a dismembered body, next to a photo rendition in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, in this handout obtained by Reuters on July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian McCarty/Handout via Reuters

U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child.

Artsa month ago

An undated handout picture released by the Greek Culture Ministry shows a clay plaque discovered in Ancient Olympia with an engraved inscription depicting thirteen verses from the Odyssey's 14th Rhapsody, in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Greek Culture Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey".

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: A recent artwork believed to be attributed to British activist-artist Banksy is pictured in Paris, France, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo    NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his politically charged sketches on walls from London to New York to Gaza City, has descended on Paris, painting a series of murals that are sparking debate among residents and tourists.

Artsa month ago

Contemporary New York artist Spencer Tunick is seen photographing nude Melburnians for his latest piece, "Return of the Nude", as part of Chapel St, Prahran's Provocare festival, in Melbourne, Australia, July 9, 2018. AAP/Penny Stephens/via REUTERS

Around 500 Australians shivered in the nude for American photographer Spencer Tunick on Monday, braving the winter chill on a Melbourne supermarket rooftop for his latest mass nude shots.

Arts2 months ago

Albanian actors and activists rallied on Thursday to demand the government halt a project to demolish the National Theatre in Tirana, but the ruling Socialists pushed the plan through parliament.

Arts4 days ago

A combination picture shows makeup artist He Yuhong, also known as "Yuya", posing without her makeup and garments (L), and without her makeup (C) following her transformation (R) into the "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the 17th century oil painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, at her house in Chongqing, China August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the famous faces that Chinese make-up artist He Yuhong can transform her features into, but now she's turning to famous artworks.

World News13 days ago

Visitors attend the "Frida Kahlo: Masterpieces from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City" exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Sixty-four years after her death, the personal life and politics of Frida Kahlo have come under scrutiny in Hungary.

Arts4 days ago

British graffiti artist Banksy expressed his fury this week over a popular exhibition showing his works in Moscow that has been organised without his approval, adding he would never charge people to see his art.

British graffiti artist Banksy said a popular exhibition showing his works in Moscow had been organized without his approval, adding that he would never charge people to see his art.

World News6 days ago

British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago.

Arts16 days ago

A local villager looks at murals on the wall of a house in the village of Staro Zhelezare, Bulgaria, August 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

With fewer than 500 inhabitants, Staro Zhelezare in southern Bulgaria is a world away from the mean streets of Manhattan, but its houses and barns have now been painted with some of the most famous images from New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Arts14 days ago

Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic makes striking creations on her body. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Armed with makeup brushes and pencils, skin artist and illusionist Mirjana Kika Milosevic gets to work on her own torso, sketching elaborate knots and making chunks of her flesh disappear, earning her videos millions of views on YouTube.

Arts18 days ago

General view of artists who sketch portraits in the street on the "Place du Tertre", a square at the Butte Montmartre area in Paris, France, August 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

For decades the artists of Montmartre have dazzled sightseers with their rapidly delivered portraits, paintings of Parisian scenes and cartoonish caricatures.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Peter Paul Ruben's painting "The Three Graces" is pictured at the picture gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer/File Photo

Visitors to a Belgian art gallery were stunned when security guards ordered them away from nude paintings by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, in what turned out to be a stunt to protest at Facebook blocking the pictures on the grounds of decency.

Arts22 days ago

A federal appeals court on Monday said the Norton Simon Museum can keep two 16th century masterpieces depicting Adam and Eve by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, which had been looted by the Nazis during World War Two.

World News22 days ago

Elena Iseki and Haruto Goto of Germany perform during the gala event of the 28th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Petko Momchilov

Chinese dancer Sinuo Chang and Canadian ballerina Yuan Zhe Zi Xuan, also known as Jessica Xuan, won the top prizes at the Varna International Ballet Competition, the oldest ballet competition in world, on Sunday.

Artsa month ago

Hundreds of Algerian and foreign artists gathered for a festival at a hamlet about 1,700 meters above sea level as part of authorities' efforts to revive the Kabylie region hit by violence in the civil war in the 90s.

Artsa month ago

After years ammassing 750 Disney items collector Richard Kraft is heading to auction with the lot to raise money for a rare gentic disorder Coffin-Siris Syndrome charities. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

For years, Dumbo the Flying Elephant hung from his living room ceiling, a Mr. Toad Wild Ride car was parked in his library and Bashful's cart from Snow White's Scary Adventures sat on his front lawn in suburban California.

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: Billy Crystal takes the stage to pay tribute to the late Robin Williams, shown on a large screen, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Artwork, memorabilia, personal possessions and other ephemera from the collection of actor Robin Williams and his former wife Marsha will hit the auction block in October with a portion of proceeds benefiting causes they supported, Sotheby's said on Friday.

Artsa month ago

Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain poses for a photograph at the opening of 'Growing Up Kurt' exhibition featuring personal items of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain at the museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Kurt Cobain's daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of century after her rock star father took his own life.

World Newsa month ago

U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.

World Newsa month ago

A drawing by an Iraqi child shows two siblings fleeing next to a dismembered body, next to a photo rendition in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, in this handout obtained by Reuters on July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Brian McCarty/Handout via Reuters

U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child.

Artsa month ago

An undated handout picture released by the Greek Culture Ministry shows a clay plaque discovered in Ancient Olympia with an engraved inscription depicting thirteen verses from the Odyssey's 14th Rhapsody, in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Greek Culture Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey".

Artsa month ago

FILE PHOTO: A recent artwork believed to be attributed to British activist-artist Banksy is pictured in Paris, France, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo    NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his politically charged sketches on walls from London to New York to Gaza City, has descended on Paris, painting a series of murals that are sparking debate among residents and tourists.

Artsa month ago

Contemporary New York artist Spencer Tunick is seen photographing nude Melburnians for his latest piece, "Return of the Nude", as part of Chapel St, Prahran's Provocare festival, in Melbourne, Australia, July 9, 2018. AAP/Penny Stephens/via REUTERS

Around 500 Australians shivered in the nude for American photographer Spencer Tunick on Monday, braving the winter chill on a Melbourne supermarket rooftop for his latest mass nude shots.

Arts2 months ago

Albanian actors and activists rallied on Thursday to demand the government halt a project to demolish the National Theatre in Tirana, but the ruling Socialists pushed the plan through parliament.

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