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Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work


An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.

South China coastal city to host ethnic Mongolian carnival

China's ethnic Mongolian carnival, Naadam fair, will be introduced to south China's coastal city Huizhou of Guangdong Province on November 25, organizers said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 11:05:29

"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

Performance portraying life of Miao ethnic group staged in China's Guangxi

People of Miao ethnic group act during a performance portraying life of Miao ethnic group backdropped by natural landscape in Yubo Village of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 15, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 9:36:13

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

Zhang Yimou’s new outdoor production to showcase cultural richness of Malaysian city

Boo Kuang Loon, a Malacca-born businessman, had always wanted to contribute to the Malaysian city's cultural richness. He never thought that a letter to Zhang Yimou, the renowned Chinese director, would make his dream come true.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 18:23:39

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

42nd Kuwait int'l book fair kicks off

Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2017 shows a view of the Kuwait international book fair held in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait. The 42nd Kuwait international book fair kicked off here on Wednesday. The fair attracted more than 500 publishers from the world and will last until Nov. 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 10:40:26

"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