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Competition of stone carving skills held in Wuhan, central China

A contestant works on a stone sculpture during a competition of stone carving skills in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Nov. 22, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 9:29:10

Multimedia exhibition "Van Gogh Alive" held in Athens

People visit the multimedia exhibition "Van Gogh Alive" at Megaron Concert Hall in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 21, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 9:26:41

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show lands in Shanghai

Global lingerie brand Victoria's Secret wrapped up its first Shanghai fashion show on Monday, with a record number of Chinese models hitting the catwalk.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:37:25

Today Art Museum's 2018 Finding Friends project seeks to inspire young artists to think outside the box

The Today Art Museum announced on Sunday that it has begun the application period for its 2018 Finding Friends project, which seeks to encourage artists to make a break from old formats and traditional ways of thinking.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 18:38:40

Designer Chu Yan talks about moving past ancient Chinese clothing

"True confidence is complete tolerance and acceptance of others while not losing oneself," fashion designer Chu Yan told the Global Times. Recently, she showed off her new 2018 Spring/Summer collection Xunji (Seeking the Traces) in Beijing. While the designer still places an emphasis on ancient Chinese styles, the new collection reveals an obvious bohemian streak while incorporating more modern elements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 18:28:39

Traditional embroidered handicraft competition held in N China

A woman displays a piece of embroidery during a traditional embroidered handicraft competition in Liping County of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 19, 2017. Over 60 women of the Miao and Dong ethnic group took part in the competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:13:36

'Women of the Sea' celebrates S.Korea's female divers

In order to promote South Korean culture in China, the Korean Cultural Center in Beijing kicked off a two-week event on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 18:13:40

Chinese company backs restoration of London's Grand Pagoda in spirit of Sino-Britain ties

Lost for more than 200 years, the Chinoiserie dragons that once decorated the Great Pagoda in London's Kew Gardens will return to their roosting spots after a renovation project restores the pagoda to its original glory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 17:28:40

Online exhibit explores politics of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's Guernica might be the world's most famous political artwork.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 17:23:39

91 suspected tomb raiders, relics smugglers caught by Chinese police

Chinese police have caught 91 suspected tomb raiders and antique smugglers, and retrieved more than 1,100 cultural relics, the Ministry of Public Security announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:06:35

'The Peach Blossom Spring' created as the biggest willow root sculpture

A huge root carving named “The Peach Blossom Spring” is one of the most attractive artwork at Taoyuan Craft and Art Museum in Changde city, Central China's Hunan province.
Source: | 2017/11/17 13:22:52

"Tutankhamun's Unseen Treasures" exhibition held at Egyptian Museum

A visitor takes photos of the golden items during the exhibition named "Tutankhamun's Unseen Treasures" at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 15, 2017. Up to 60 golden pieces of ancient Egypt's famous King Tutankhamun were put on display for the first time at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 9:43:18

Students bring new idea into traditional handicrafts of Dong ethnic group

Su Tianmei, a national intangible cultural heritage successor of Dong brocade, weaves at Wenpo Village of Tongdao County, central China's Hunan Province, Nov. 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 9:24:43

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and movie star Jet Li promote new form of Tai Chi

A new kind of Chinese martial arts called Gong Shou Dao (GSD), which is drawn from the traditional art of Tai Chi, was unveiled here on Wednesday as the co-founders - chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma and action movie star Jet Li - said that their ultimate goal is to make GSD an Olympic program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 22:27:58

Chinese amateur director Zhang Jing talks about his viral documentary on traditional Chinese craftsmanship

Although it meant traveling across 23 Chinese provinces with an amateur film crew in a total of four months to document more than 100 traditional Chinese handicrafts and the stories of 199 craftsmen, 40-something entrepreneur-turned-director Zhang Jing said he didn't regret a single moment, as it was always his dream to produce a real and human record of his childhood idols.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 18:33:39

Da Vinci sells for $450mn at Christie's auction

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for $450.3 million in New York on Wednesday, smashing a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction, Christie's said.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/16 18:18:39

CAFA Art Museum's 'The Return of Reality' showcases works from Chinese artists Liu Bin and Chen Ke

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum is showcasing two artists for its annual Fine Arts Nomination Exhibition, which this year will be titled The Return of Reality. The exhibition features five artworks including sculptures and installation works from each of the artists - Liu Bin and Chen Ke.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 18:13:39

"Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018" kicks off

Performers in traditional Thai costumes attend a parade marking the opening of the "Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018" in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 15, 2017. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) kicked off the "Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018" campaign on Wednesday with the parade featuring cultural shows from various parts of Thailand.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 9:56:24