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Liaoning aircraft carrier merchandise aims to promote China’s naval culture

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made a big splash when it pulled into Hong Kong earlier in July, its first trip to the city. Perhaps looking to remember the occasion, numerous Hongkongers who went down to see the ship ended up walking home with Liaoning brand caps, T-shirts, key rings and other related merchandise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 17:43:39

Soccer shirts reappraised as design classics

Soccer shirts are not just symbols of team allegiance: The colors, designs and styles are being reappraised as icons of sartorial cool at an exhibition in London.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/27 15:33:39

Banksy beats Turner and Constable to be chosen as Britain’s favorite artwork

Graffiti artist Banksy has proven to be more popular than Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation's favorite artworks. His Balloon Girl, which was daubed on a wall outside a shop in Shoreditch, east London, came top of a list of British art.
Source: | 2017/7/27 10:41:35

Artist makes flowerpot puppets in China's Taiwan

Installation artist Chen Weiguang sets a flowerpot puppet at Yunlin County in southeast China's Taiwan, July 24, 2017. Chen started to reuse old flowerpots to make puppets ten years ago and now he has created over 1,000 puppets.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 8:48:53

‘The Admonitions Scroll’ on display for short time at British Museum

The Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies (The Admonitions Scroll) is being put back on display at the British Museum until August 16, giving visitors a rare opportunity to view one of the earliest extant examples of Chinese painting on silk.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 18:18:39

Pyrographer Hao Youyou and his art works

Photo taken on July 24, 2017 shows pyrographer Hao Youyou's works in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province. The 64-year-old Hao Youyou has worked on pyrography, a kind of art of decorating wood by burning designs into its surface with the tip of a heated tool, for 41 years. In 2016, Hao was honored with the title of national industrial arts maestro.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 8:03:18

In pics: inside-painting art in N China's Shijiazhuang

Dong Xue, an inside-painting artist, shows an inside-painted snuff bottle at home in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, July 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/21 22:02:44

Are you my surreal dad?

Salvador Dali's remains were exhumed on Thursday from his Spanish hometown in an effort to test a fortune teller's claims the renowned surrealist is her father.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 17:13:39

Paris Pompidou Centre close to opening art gallery in Shanghai

The Pompidou Centre in Paris, which houses the world's second largest collection of modern art, said Tuesday that it was close to signing a deal for a franchise gallery in Shanghai.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/19 17:13:39

Zheng Gao shares his passion for the art of handcrafted Chinese folding fans

The first people to develop foldable handheld fans probably never imagined their invention would go on to represent the culture of a nation. In a similar vein, fan maker Zheng Gao also never imagined he would become an important inheritor of traditional Chinese foldable fan culture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:58:39

Today Art Museum’s looks to the future with new science-focused exhibition

Science and technology have not only made great contributions to the development of humanity, it has also made great strides when it comes to art.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 16:53:39

Celebrating Spanish Culture Month

Over 50 silver and pottery plates made by late Spanish artist Pablo Picasso are being exhibited at the Millennium Monument of China from July 13 to August 31 to celebrate Spanish Culture Month in China, as well as the National Culture and Art Month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:58:39

Ancient Xijia Pan bronze basin sells for 185m yuan at Xiling Yinshe auction in East China

The Xijia Pan, a Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771BC) bronze pan (basin) vessel, sold for 185 million yuan ($27.3 million) at a Xiling Yinshe auction in East China's Zhejiang Province Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:53:39

Morocco hands over 17th-century stolen painting to Italy

The Moroccan authorities on Saturday handed over a 17th-century stolen painting to Italy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:21:06

‘Mural of Brotherhood’

On the imposing metal sheets of the border fence that divides Tijuana, Mexico from San Diego, California, a hand reaches out in friendship amid a burst of butterflies.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/13 18:33:39

Chinese painter Chen Lin talks about his deep ties to Laos and its people

There are some artists who aim to make a long-lasting name for themselves in the field of art, and then there are some artists who want nothing more than to bring a little bit of happiness to people. Sixty-year-old Chinese painter Chen Lin certainly belongs to the latter group.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/12 18:33:39

French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40

Vincent Van Gogh exhibition becomes most attended in Aussie gallery's history

A Vincent Van Gogh exhibition has become the most visited gallery in the history of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), it was announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 10:41:05