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4.4m-long root sculpture priced at $744,000

A root sculpture with a price tag of 5 million yuan ($744,000) is on display at an expo in Changchun City, the capital of Northeast China’s Jilin Province, Aug. 3, 2017. The root sculpture features Buddha figures and is 4.4 meters long, 2.7 meters tall and one meter deep. It’s said to have taken ten people a year to complete the artwork.
Source: | 2017/8/5 8:50:48

Animal-shaped paddy field built in E China's Xixi Wetland

Photo taken on Aug. 3, 2017 shows a colorful paddy field in the shape of animals in Xixi Wetland of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. More than 4 hetcares of animal-shaped paddy field has been built in Xixi Wetland since July.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/4 14:39:49

Cultural tug of war

A tug of war has broken out over an ancient relic from Lebanon that New York's leading art museum suspects may have been stolen during the Lebanese civil war.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/3 18:18:39

Uyghur man sets out to combat influence of religious extremists by restoring Xinjiang’s past fashions

For some people, the words "Uyghur clothing" usually conjures up images of young women dressed conservatively from head to toe in black. Mewlan Turaq, a 24-year-old Uyghur man from Kashgar in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is looking to change this stereotype and other misconceptions about Uyghur clothing that have arisen due to the influence of religious extremists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 18:13:39

Video: 100 years of Uyghur fashion

Video: 100 years of Uyghur fashion
Source: | 2017/8/2 17:45:08

Exhibition held to mark 90th birthday of PLA in east China

People visit an exhibition at the art museum of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 1, 2017. The exhibition is held to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. It will last until Aug. 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 10:19:02

Picasso painting makes rare expedition from Edinburgh home

A masterpiece by Pablo Picasso, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, went on display Tuesday at Duff House, a Georgian mansion in Aberdeenshire.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/2 6:57:21

Tibetan American turns heads of world’s top fashion brands with hand-woven yak hair scarves

Featuring pure colors and no fancy designs, the scarves produced by Dechen Yeshi's factory located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau may look ordinary, but they have managed to attract the attention of top luxury brands including Louis Vuitton.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:13:39

Artworks by Qi Baishi exhibited in Seoul for 1st time

A visitor watches the artwork of Chinese artist Qi Baishi during an exhibition in Seoul, South Korea, on July 31, 2017. The artworks by Qi Baishi, which are collected by Hunan Provincial Museum, are exhibited in Seoul for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/1 9:42:10

Excavation of Old Summer Palace reveals new secrets from Qing Dynasty

Over a thousand precious relics including fragments of finely decorated porcelain wares, gold bricks and stone inscriptions of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Jiaqing Emperor's calligraphy number among the latest discoveries made during an excavation of the Old Summer Palace, also known as Yuanmingyuan, in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:23:39

British artist Gillian Ayres holds first Chinese mainland exhibition

Well-known British abstract painting artist Gillian Ayres kicked off her first exhibition in the Chinese mainland Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:18:39

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

France's Cite de Vin museum will toast Georgia's 9,000-year history as the global birthplace of wine-making in a new exhibition from Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/30 17:28:39

Chinese poet Jidi Majia wins Silver Willow Award at Cambridge fest

Chinese ethnic minority poet Jidi Majia was awarded the "Silver Willow" Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cambridge Xu Zhimo Poetry and Art Festival Saturday in recognition of his great contributions to poetry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 16:53:39

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