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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

China's terracotta warriors to be exhibited at museum of US

People wait to view terracotta warriors during a press preview at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Virginia, the United States, on Nov. 15, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 9:33:36

US artist Dan Graham brings 'Greatest Hits' to China

A total of more than 20 artworks, from videos to installation works, on display at Beijing's Red Brick Art Museum will give Chinese visitors a chance to look back at US artist Dan Graham's five-decade-long art career. Titled Greatest Hits, the exhibition will run until February 25, 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 18:08:39

More than 100 Han Dynasty tombs unearthed in Henan Province

On Monday, Henan Province's Cultural Relics Department announced that an excavation near Zhoukou, a prefecture-level city in the province, has unearthed tombs, pottery and coins dating from the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220). According to department representatives, the relics will help provide a window into lives of the people and the major industries of the period.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:41

Rural Chinese farmers find huge success by turning to art

When he learned to paint as a teenager, Xiao Yanqing, 52, a farmer in Central China's Henan Province, could never have imagined it would lift him out of poverty.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 18:03:39

CAFA Art Museum exhibits more than 200 wood engraving prints

More than 200 wood engraving prints make up the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum's latest exhibition. The exhibit is the largest display of this type of artwork in China in more than a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 17:43:39

Controversial Da Vinci is New York auction season star

What is the only Da Vinci painting on the open market worth? A Russian billionaire believes he was swindled when he bought it for $127.5 million. This week he'll find out if he was right.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 18:03:39

World Art Museum brings France's Barbizon school to Beijing

An exhibition paying tribute to artists belonging to the French Barbizon school of painting has captured the attention of the public in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 17:53:40

Shanghai Museum to hold China's largest fresco exhibition

Chinese restorers have selected 89 original fresco paintings, some centuries old, for what will be the largest fresco exhibition to be held in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 17:23:40