Art

Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

Diego Barkan, director of the excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), shows fragments of ancient basins unearthed at an archaeological dig in a future construction site in Tel Aviv March 29, 2015. 
 
30 Mar 2015
Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled farther north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city. Israel...
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Bollywood show to start 3 April in Cairo Opera House

29 Mar 2015
The performers of the famous "Bollywood Love Story" show have been received at Cairo Airport, where they performed an improvised show in the middle of the hall upon arrival.   The reaction of the airport staff and passengers...
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International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts to start 18 April

29 Mar 2015
Minister of Tourism Khaled Rami has agreed to sponsor the third round of the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts under the slogan "Drums Dialogue for Peace" between 18 and 25 April at Saladin Citadel in Cairo....
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Graphic designer who became shoemaker

29 Mar 2015
An old photograph, next to a row of shoes hanging on the wall shows a smiling young couple, who seem to be from another era. A young man in his twenties stands in the middle of the room, introducing us to his friends: the shoes hanging on...
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Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

A Carabinieri paramilitary policeman stands next to a painting of Luca Carlevarijs (R) and ''Violin e bouteille de bass'' painting of Pablo Picasso during a news conference in Rome
 
29 Mar 2015
Italian police have recovered a painting by Spanish master Pablo Picasso that a retired frame maker in Rome said he had been given nearly 40 years ago.   The 1912 oil painting, titled "Violin and Bottle of Bass", portrays a...
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Shakespeare's Globe theaters sets stage for new funding for culture

A camper van is lifted by a crane to be placed on the stage at London's Globe theatre 
 
29 Mar 2015
William Shakespeare's Globe theaters is taking on a new role as a financial trail-blazer by seeking to tap into a form of funding dominated to date by social enterprises and charities.   The Globe theaters on the banks of the...
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Mohamed Ali Manial Palace: an artistic masterpiece

26 Mar 2015
Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace or Manial Palace is an architectural masterpiece of art situated in Manial area, Giza, and surrounded by gardens.   The palace was built using Morroccan architectural style and is currently used as a...
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and US singer Joan Baez get Amnesty's top rights award

Dissedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei looks up during a group interview at his studio in Beijing
 
25 Mar 2015
Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been banned from leaving China after an 81-day detention in 2011, and US folksinger Joan Baez....
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Chicago artist marks centennial of Armenian killings with Guernica-size work

 Artist Jackie Kazarian poses for a portrait in front of her painting for 'Project 1915', a commemorative piece marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, in Chicago, Illinois,
 
25 Mar 2015
One hundred years after the mass killing of Armenians, a Chicago artist has created a monumental painting to honor the victims and celebrate a culture that nearly vanished.   The 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman troops became a...
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More paintings missing from Culture Ministry’s museums

The Nun painting by artist Ahmed Sabry
24 Mar 2015
"Nun", a famous painting by the leading portrait artist Ahmed Sabry is among the numerous valuable works of art, which have disappeared never to be seen again. It was awarded the badge of honor in 1929, and bought by the Modern...
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