Arts coverage from Reuters.

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Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Christian Dior plunged spectators into a surrealist dreamworld on Monday at Paris' Haute Couture week, as models dressed in black-and-white hypnotic patterns took to the runway under sculptures of body parts suspended from the ceiling.

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Director Sam Keller (L) of the Fondation Beyeler listens to German artist Georg Baselitz during a media preview of the exhibition 'Baselitz' in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland January 19, 2018.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Georg Baselitz, a provocative German artist who inspired a generation with challenging depictions of the Nazi era and the post-war division of Germany, is being honored by a retrospective to mark his 80th birthday.

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Visitors to the South Bank look at The Wave, by Vertigo, one of several light installations placed around the capital which together form the Lumiere London festival, in London, Britain, January 17, 2018 REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

London's dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway.

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Paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte will be displayed by Sotheby's in Brussels this week among dozens of rare art works before being sold at auction.

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People stand in front of the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, in this undated photo provided by the Bayeux Museum in France, on January 18, 2018.   Bayeux Museum/Stephane Maurice/Handout via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was honored that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066.

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A red angel-shaped statue called Phylax by Greek artist Kostis Georgiou is seen in southern Athens, Greece, December 28, 2017. Picture taken December 28, 2017. Panayiotis Tzamaros/Intimenews via REUTERS

Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artwork critics liken to Satan.

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FILE PHOTO: A member of Sotheby's staff poses for a photograph with a large fragment of Lord Nelson's union flag which flew from the HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar London, Britain January 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

(Story refiled to correct day of auction in first paragraph to Wednesday from Thursday)

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Visitors are seen at the exhibition "What Were You Wearing?" that showcases the stories of U.S. student rape victims through representations of the outfits they wore during their assault, in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, Belgium January 16, 2018.   REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at the University of Kansas.

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FILE PHOTO: Girls sit on a bench on the banks of the Rhine River, in front of the old town of the northern Swiss city of Basel, March 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Switzerland is again at the center of a dispute over a Nazi-era art trove as the Basel Art Museum reconsiders demands it return a Jewish art historian's collection to descendants.

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A family visits the Ancient Egypt section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Mother's Day in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

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Hundreds of Beninois marked National Voodoo Day, celebrating the once-banned religion on Wednesday with a series of ceremonies across the country.

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A transsexual woman who used sperm she had banked prior to her sex change to have a baby with her female partner cannot be legally registered as the child's mother, Germany's highest civil and criminal court ruled on Thursday.

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Ballet dancers of Municipal Theatre attend a ballet class in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rio de Janeiro's opulent Municipal Theatre has gone quiet this year as months of unpaid wages emptied its calendar of major works and pushed many ballerinas and opera singers into poverty.

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FILE PHOTO: An employee displays the Marquis de Sade's original rolled manuscript called Le Rouleau de la Bastille of "Les 120 jours de Sodome ou l'ecole du libertinage" (The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785) before its auction at the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris, France, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

The auction of one of the world's earliest and most sordid erotic novels -- the Marquis de Sade's "120 Days of Sodom" -- has been halted after the French state declared it a national treasure and said it could not be sold to a foreign buyer.

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A previously unseen series of illustrated Christmas letters written by the author J.R.R Tolkien to his children, featuring Santa Claus and his helper Polar Bear, are to go on show next year.

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Tattoo artist, Wassim Razzouk, who is continuing his family's tradition of inking Christian pilgrims with ancient tattoos, completes a tattoo on a customers arm at his studio in Jerusalem's Old City November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A small shop in the heart of Jerusalem's walled Old City offers Christian pilgrims indelible memories of their visit to the holy city: tattoos with religious designs unchanged for centuries.

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FILE PHOTO: Rare documents of the pasenger liner "Titanic" about its shipwreck are displayed at the Hotel Drouot auction house in Paris, France, November 23, 2017. The sale of the most important private stock of manuscripts from bankrupt French company Aristophil, which purchased some 130,000 pieces, will start on December 20, 2017 in Paris.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

Fancy some 232-year old pornography, written in the Bastille and hidden behind a stone?

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Tourists visit the ancient Pantheon in downtown Rome, Italy December 11, 2017. REUTERTS/Tony Gentile

Visitors to Rome's Pantheon, one of the ancient world's best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless they are going there to pray, Italy's culture and tourism ministry said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visit the White Garden in Kensington Palace in London, Britain August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/File Photo

A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain's coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana, the office of Princes William and Harry said on Sunday, to commemorate 20 years since her death.

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A painting by Australian born artist Ralph Heimans of Britain's Duke of Edinburgh, London, Britain, December 10, 2017. Ralph Heimans/Buckingham Palace handout via REUTERS

Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth's husband announced his retirement from active public life.

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