Home Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Arts and culture news

0 39

Bern Art Museum in Switzerland has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are...

0 66

An Adolf Hitler’s watercolor painting has sold at an auction in Germany for 130,000 euros ($161,000). The 1914 painting of Munich's city hall was put...

0 54

Bunny Mellon’s blue diamond has fetched $32.6 million at an auction in New York, breaking the world auction record for any diamond of its...

0 54

Georgia O'Keeffe’s Jimson Weed, White Flower No 1 has sold for $44.4 million at Sotheby’s auction, setting a record for an artwork by a...

0 56

Sotheby's CEO William F. Ruprecht has announced his resignation after 14 years in the role. William Ruprecht, 58, would leave his post by "mutual agreement"...

0 68

Andy Warhol’s work Triple Elvis has sold for $81.9 million at a Christie’s auction of post-war and contemporary art in New York. The 1963 work,...

0 94

A British survey for the Folio Society has named the Bible has been named the world's most influential book. The YouGov poll asked people to...

Vincent van Gogh died in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, in 1890 aged 37

0 49

According to a 2011 biography, Van Gogh: The Life, Vincent van Gogh did not kill himself. Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith claim that, contrary...

Transmitting Andy Warhol, the Tate Liverpool exhibition focuses on how the American artist publicized his iconic paintings around the world

0 75

An Andy Warhol exhibition featuring more than 100 artworks has opened in Liverpool, the UK. Called Transmitting Andy Warhol, the Tate Liverpool exhibition focuses on...

Tom Hanks will publish a book of short stories inspired by his personal collection of vintage typewriters

0 100

Tom Hanks will publish a book of short stories inspired by his personal collection of vintage typewriters. The actor said: "I've been collecting typewriters for...

J.K. Rowling reveals that Dolores Umbridge is the character she hates the most

0 88

J.K. Rowling has released a new Harry Potter story on her website, Pottermore. This time it's a biography of Dolores Umbridge, the pink-loving, sweet-smiling, Defense...

Galway Kinnell was among the most celebrated poets of his time and wrote more than a dozen books spanning five decades

0 101

Poet Galway Kinnell has died at his home in Vermont after suffering from leukemia, his wife Brabara announced. He was 87. Galway Kinnell, who died...

Amal Clooney has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain

0 141

Amal Clooney has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain. Greece has hired...

Yo Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at the age of 20, looking directly at the viewer while painting by candlelight

0 132

An unseen Pablo Picasso self-portrait from 1901 will go on display in central London from Tuesday, October 14. Yo Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and...

Lauren Bacall was famed for her on and off-screen partnership with Humphrey Bogart

0 203

Lauren Bacall’s effects - jewellery, artworks and furniture - are to go under the hammer in New York, auction house Bonhams has announced. Artworks including...

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize in literature for 2014

0 170

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize in literature for 2014. The Nobel Academy described the historical author, whose work has often focused...

0 162

Wanting to encourage creativity and imagination in our kids is something all parents aim for, yet if you’re on a slightly more modest budget,...

JK Rowling confirmed that her cryptic tweet was really the first line from the synopsis for a film screenplay she is writing

0 175

British author JK Rowling has explained the meaning behind a cryptic tweet sent earlier this week, scotching hopes that it referred to a new...

Paintings belonging to Imelda Marcos have been seized by Philippine authorities who claim they were acquired with stolen state funds

0 291

Paintings belonging to Imelda Marcos have been seized by Philippine authorities who claim they were acquired with stolen state funds. A small number of works...

Magda Olivero made her debut in the 1930s but stopped performing after getting married in 1941

0 243

Italian soprano Magda Olivero has died at the age of 104 in Milan after a career spanning more than 70 years. Magda Olivero died on...

JK Rowling has published a short biography of Celestina Warbeck on the fan website Pottermore.com

0 229

Author JK Rowling has published a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com. Celestina...

Soprano Licia Albanese sang in hundreds of performances at New York Metropolitan Opera between 1940 and 1966

0 165

Licia Albanese has died at her New York home at the age 105. The Italian-born soprano sang in hundreds of performances at New York Metropolitan...

Siegfried Sassoon’s writing was inspired by his first-hand experience as a serving officer in the Great War

0 261

Siegfried Sassoon’s war diaries are being published online for the first time. The archive of 23 journals and two notebooks of poetry have been digitized...

The Louvre museum in Paris has called in the pest controllers after picnickers in its gardens encouraged an infestation of rats

0 211

The Louvre museum in Paris has called in the pest controllers after picnickers in its gardens encouraged an infestation of rats. Startling photos and videos...

Carlo Bergonzi was considered a leading performer of Giuseppe Verdi's work

0 308

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi has died aged 90. Carlo Bergonzi was considered a leading performer of Giuseppe Verdi's work. During a career spanning 40 years, Carlo...