Arts

Visitor numbers buoyant as Frankfurt Book Fair winds down - 10/20/2019

Frankfurt -By Jenny Tobien, - The world's largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, reported an increase in visitor numbers, both public and trade, as it came to an end on Sunday. Just...

Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel favourite for Booker Prize - 10/14/2019

LONDON (dpa)- "The Testaments," a sequel to Margaret Atwood's hugely popular "The Handmaid's Tale," is the favourite for this year's Booker Prize for literature, to be announced late Monday. Atwood...

German pianist dedicates award to victims of far-right terror - 10/14/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Classical pianist Igor Levit dedicated an award he received in Berlin on Sunday to the victims of a right-wing terrorist attack in the city of Halle. "After the NSU, after countless...

Norway's crown prince, princess open Edvard Munch exhibit in Germany - 10/13/2019

COLOGNE (dpa)- Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have officially opened an exhibition in Dusseldorf of rarely seen works by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch,...

Nobel literature wins for Poland's Tokarczuk and Austria's Handke - 10/11/2019

STOCKHOLM, Femke Colborne and Lennart Simonsson (dpa)- Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, while Peter Handke of Austria receives the 2019 award, the Swedish...

Kings of Spain and Netherlands open Rembrandt-Velazquez exhibition - 10/11/2019

AMSTERDAM (dpa)- Spanish and Dutch royalty are honouring the opening of an exhibition showing masters from their countries side by side on Thursday night. The exhibition "Rembrandt-Velazquez. Dutch...

Berlin exhibition boosts profile of female artists before 1919 - 10/11/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Female artists from before 1919 are to be showcased from Friday in an exhibition at Berlin's Old National Gallery under the title "Kampf um Sichtbarkeit" (Battle for Visibility). The...

Egypt discovers ancient tomb and workshops in Luxor - 10/11/2019

LUXOR, EGYPT (dpa)– Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient workshops and a tomb in the southern city of Luxor, leading archaeologist Zahi Hawass said on Thursday. The 30 workshops, from the...

Italian court suspends loan of famous Leonardo drawing to France - 10/09/2019

ROME (dpa)- A high-profile Franco-Italian deal for the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous drawing to Paris' Louvre museum was blocked Tuesday by an Italian court, pending a ruling on an appeal...

Banksy chimpanzee painting sells for record 9.8 million pounds - 10/04/2019

LONDON, dpa correspondents (dpa)- One of street artist Banksy's best-known non-street works, a painting of chimpanzees debating in the British parliament, was sold for over 9.8 million pounds (12.1...
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