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Rare Brueghel the Younger painting sells in artist's home territory

A Belgian auction house said Wednesday it had sold a painting by Flemish renaissance artist Brueghel the Younger, marking a rare home-territory transaction for the master
Source: AFP | 2020/10/22 18:18:40

Diego Velazquez art to promote China-Spain cultural exchanges

A new painting and sculpture contest was launched on Monday in Beijing to pay tribute to Spanish artist Diego Velazquez.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 19:28:40

Oil painting exhibition portrays the cultural image of Guizhou Province

An art exhibition of oil paintings from more than 40 well-established Chinese artists kicked off on Sunday in the city of Duyun, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, to exhibit the unique culture as well as the distinctive natural landscape of the Qiannan Bouyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/21 9:56:22

27-meter-long Ming Dynasty painting sells for $76 million to become most expensive ancient Chinese painting sold at auction

A 27-meter-long painting from China's Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) sold at Poly Auction in Beijing on Sunday for 512.9 million yuan ($76 million), becoming the most expensive Chinese artwork sold in 2020 and the most expensive ancient painting or calligraphy work to be sold at an auction in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 21:58:27

'Yellow River' scroll shines at National Art Museum of China

A 161.6-meter-long scroll depicting China's Yellow River is on display at the National Art Museum of China alongside 50 other artworks including videos and installation works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 17:33:43

Saudi woman enters Guinness with world's largest coffee painting

A Saudi artist has created the world's "largest coffee painting," becoming the first woman from the country to achieve a record title single-handedly, the Guinness World Records announced Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/19 16:48:41

Art exhibition marks 80th anniversary of Jiangxi Normal University

Art exhibition Qing Lan Xiang Ji - Jiangxi Normal University 80th Anniversary Art Exhibition held its opening ceremony at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 23:48:35

Chinese artist presents paintings created during pandemic in NY

More than 50 works Chinese painter Chen Dongfan created since the outbreak of COVID-19 went on display at the Fou Gallery in New York on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/18 20:33:40

Chinese artist causes uproar by 'restoring' discovered ancient relics

A photography exhibition about the restoration of some statues at an ancient grotto was held in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Saturday but was closed after only three days after numerous Chinese netizens criticized the photographer for "restoring" the cultural relics without having the proper credentials or training.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 19:36:12

Chinese ethnographic photo biennale debuts in Beijing

The theme of 2020's biennale, "preservation and acceptance," reflects the current situation of most ethnic minority groups in China and is fully depicted through the photos at the exhibition.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:38:40

Siberia's treasured wooden houses face demolition

The ornate wooden homes dotting the Siberian city of Tomsk are cherished regional landmarks, but that hasn't prevented many from falling into disrepair following years of neglect, with some now facing demolition.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/14 17:43:40

Palace Museums in Beijing, Taiwan see different levels of tourism

During this year's eight-day National Day holiday, the Palace Museum in Beijing raised the upper limit of tourist numbers to 30,000 to meet demand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 10:48:40

The Buddhist monk and make-up artist seeking LGBT+ equality in Japan

During a sheltered upbringing in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, gay Japanese monk Kodo Nishimura kept his sexuality a closely guarded secret, and also concealed his burgeoning love of make-up.
Source: Reuters | 2020/10/13 18:38:40

In the name of love: Exhibition of Marc Chagall's artworks debuts in China

More than 100 artistic gems were revealed during the opening ceremony of an exhibition featuring the original artworks of pioneering modernist artist Marc Chagall at the CAFA Art Museum-Langfang on Saturday, sending a message of “love” to the world to ease the frustrations brought by the pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 21:39:10

New media installation in Hangzhou offers immersive experience

As life in China returns to normal, various forms of entertainment, from live concerts to exhibitions, have made comebacks in cities across the country. During the weekends, people have start to queue up at the entrances to various shows like the renowned Claude Monet-themed exhibition in Shanghai and an immersive exhibition featuring a number of veteran and promising artists in Hangzhou, capital city of East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/12 19:03:40

Argentina opens third Confucius Institute at its oldest university

Argentina's third Confucius Institute officially opened its doors at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) on Friday, offering introductory to advanced courses on Chinese language and culture at the country's oldest institute of higher education.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 18:08:40

Dungeons of Istanbul on restoration track

The Dungeons of the Seven Towers, a multi-layered cultural heritage site in the largest Turkish city of Istanbul, has recently entered a large-scale and long-lasting restoration process that will convert it into a culture and art center as well as an open-air museum.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 18:03:40

NYC poetry festival to highlight poem writing in Chinese

The 3rd Annual Flushing Poetry Festival will be held in April next year to celebrate contemporary Chinese poets living overseas and encourage writing in Chinese as well as cross-cultural conversation and translation of poetry from diaspora poets.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/12 13:31:53