Arts

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...

Placido Domingo resigns from LA Opera amid sexual harassment claims - 10/03/2019

NEW YORK (dpa)- Opera singer Placido Domingo on Wednesday resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera amid allegations of sexual harassment. The 78-year-old opera star also withdrew from...

Academy: Ample 'fame' for both Nobel literature laureates this year - 10/03/2019

STOCKHOLM (dpa)- The spokesman for the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize, is confident the laureates due to be announced next week will be regarded on an equal footing. "The...

'Great soprano' Jessye Norman dies aged 74 - 10/01/2019

NEW YORK, Holger Mehlig (dpa)- Renowned US opera singer Jessye Norman has died aged 74, the New York Times and NPR radio reported on Monday. The Metropolitan Opera House in New York confirmed the...

Italy to loan Leonardo's famous 'Vitruvian Man' drawing to France - 09/25/2019

ROME/PARIS, Alvise Armellini (dpa)- Italy will loan to France one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous artworks, the "Vitruvian Man," ending a months-old cultural spat. The male figure, shown in...

'Das Boot' author 'deeply involved' in Nazi propaganda - 09/20/2019

MUNICH (dpa)- Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, author of the 1973 novel "Das Boot," which was famously made into a film of the same name, was much more deeply involved in Nazi propaganda than previously...
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