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A museum of Russian impressionist art opened in Moscow on Saturday amid efforts to promote the country's little-known art movement to a global audience.

Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

The Middle East's poetry equivalent of "Pop Idol" is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf.Apart from the glory, a Kuwaiti student took home five million dirhams ($1.

Op-Ed: 'Thieving Forest' author reveals new mystery-crime novel Special

The author of "Thieving Forest," Martha Conway has now released a third novel, entitled "Sugarland: A Jazz Age Mystery.” It is her second mystery. But her work as a historical novelist is growing.

Dutch artist Cornelis le Mair, an enduring and captivating talent Special

The Dutch maestro, surely one of the most naturally gifted painters around today, is as busy as ever - though he found time in his schedule to talk to Digital Journal.

Palestinian museum set to open — without exhibition

After nearly 20 years and millions of dollars, Palestinian leaders will on Wednesday cut the red ribbon to inaugurate a museum about their national heritage. Yet while the architecture is impeccable, the exhibition halls are empty.

Fashion industry needs to adapt to global market Special

The legacy of Alexander McQueen, the difference between fashion (as art) and mass consumption, and how seasonality is out in a global marketplace were hot topics of discussion at a talk at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

'Trump-Putin kiss' graffiti goes viral

Street graffiti depicting Donald Trump passionately locking lips with Russian President Vladimir Putin went viral on social media in Lithuania Friday, appearing to show concern over the US White House hopeful's attitude toward Moscow.

New Pablo Neruda movie recounts poet's dramatic bid for freedom

The poems that won Pablo Neruda the Nobel prize for literature may never have been seen if the writer had not been such a good horseman.

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Thursday he felt compelled to visit Gaza to understand its part in the global refugee crisis for a documentary he is filming.

Masterpieces lost in Italy museum heist recovered in Ukraine

Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy's culture minister said Wednesday."It is a great day," the minister, Dario Franceschini, said in a statement.

Finishing touches to Cannes before red carpet unfurls

An army of workers built giant screens and tested spotlights in Cannes Tuesday as the rich and famous were set to invade the French Riviera town for two weeks of film and fun -- all under maximum security.

Art-loving mafia mobster's collection in Italy show

The prized art collection of a mafia boss, confiscated by Italian police, has gone on show in Calabria in an exhibition billed as a "victory of the state" over organised crime.

Rodin sculpture scores record $20 million at auction in NY

Auguste Rodin's "L'Eternel Printemps" (Eternal Springtime) marble sculpture of lovers fetched more than $20 million at auction, a record for the French sculptor, at Sotheby's in New York.

Egyptologists differ on Tut tomb 'hidden chambers'

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said on Sunday new technology is needed to determine whether Tutankhamun's tomb contains hidden chambers which a British archaeologist believes may hide queen Nefertiti's remains.

American painter Sherri Aldawood revels in her love of beauty Special

When it comes to creating her masterpieces, this Phoenix-based artist is especially attracted to light and colour. She talked life and fine art with Digital Journal.

Sculptor of iconic knotted revolver, symbol of peace, dies

Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reutersward, best known for his iconic sculpture of a revolver with a knotted barrel displayed outside the UN headquarters in New York, has died aged 81, Swedish officials said Wednesday.

Review: Timothy Spall shines in The Caretaker Special

Timothy Spall is appearing in an adaptation of Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker' at the Old Vic in London. The play offers a new take on the old classic.

Dutch painter Liseth Visser on what motivates and inspires her Special

This talented lady from the southern Netherlands is renowned for her beautiful, thought-provoking and deeply striking portraits. She agreed to answer some questions put to her by Digital Journal.

Review: The Force is with Ross, as ‘One-Man Star Wars’ returns to T.O. Special

You wouldn’t think a one-person Fringe show reenacting the basic plots of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would take a person very far, but British Columbia actor Charlie Ross has been doing this show for about fifteen years now.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei bricks row

Lego billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has admitted that the Danish toymaker's refusal to sell bricks to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was a "mistake".

New Paris museum for one of world's top art collections

One of the world's biggest private art collections, amassed by French billionaire Francois Pinault, is to be housed in a new Paris museum a stone's throw from the Louvre, the city's mayor said Wednesday.

All the world's a stage for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

Prince Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing "Hamlet", as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard's hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death.

A Chinese eye delivers new perspectives on Europe's migrant crisis

Liu Xiaodong, the acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist, has put Europe's migrant crisis at the centre of an exhibition of new work which goes on show from Friday in Florence.

Huntington's Disease documentary to premiere in Canada Special Inc.has announced the Canadian Premiere of the award winning documentary, "The Huntington's Disease Project: Removing the Mask".

Op-Ed: Artist Cynthia Tom is a surrealist presence telling truths Special

The weather was gloriously summer-like this past Saturday April 16 as surrealist artist Cynthia Tom opened her 1890 Bryant Street studio to the public.

California appeals court restores state's teacher tenure system

A California appellate court has restored the state's system of awarding job security to teachers after two years on the job.

Review: Space age play 'X' explores the human condition Special

'X' is a new play taking place at London's Royal Court Theatre. The play runs as a sort of 'space horror', setting characters against each other and an occasional visitation from a demonic child.

Mourners pay final tribute to celebrated Malian photographer

Hundreds of mourners gathered in the Malian capital to pay their final respects to the late photographer Malick Sidibe, who won international acclaim with his vibrant black-and-white images which captured daily life in his native country.

Review: ‘Das Ding’ hits Toronto with eccentric take on globalization Special

If you’ve always wanted to see a play about a large, sentient cotton ball that travels around the world and observes how people’s behaviour interconnects through modern technology and economics, German playwright Philipp Löhle has you covered.

Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe dies at 80

Pioneering Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose powerful black and white images of local life won him international acclaim and top awards, has died aged 80, his family said Friday.

Op-Ed: Vivid Sydney 2016

Vivid Sydney started out eight years ago as what may be called a look for the city, rather than a particularly interesting, diverse, cultural event. These days, it’s a mix of new elements, with a lot more intellectual grunt, themes and ideas.

Caravaggio found in attic is 'original' say some experts

A painting discovered in the attic of a house in France is an "authentic" work by Italian Renaissance master Caravaggio that could be worth up to 120 million euros, two experts said Tuesday.But others still have doubts over the spectacular canvas.

Gaza's architectural heritage fades, but one man resists

A surprise awaits beyond a black door adorned with a silver lotus flower at the end of a tangle of alleyways in Gaza's chaotic Old City.

London's reorientated conceptual art gallery Special

London's Tate Modern is one of the biggest and most innovative modern art centers in the world. The exhibit area consists of several large galleries. One is dedicated to conceptual art, and it has recently been revised. Digital Journal paid a visit.

Review: Joseph Beuys exhibition in London Special

Joseph Beuys, the German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, is currently the focus of a retrospective exhibit at London's Tate Modern. Digital Journal takes a look.

Review: New citizenship exhibition at London's Tate Modern Special

Citizenship is a difficult concept to pin down. Is it self-defined, shaped by the environment, or imposed by others? These are some of the key questions grappled with by artists over the years.

B.C. Arts Council awards $7 million in grants to artists, groups

The B.C. Arts Council announced its grant recipients on Saturday and the list is a long one. The council is doling out $7,097,150 to 313 B.C.artists and 93 community groups from towns and cities.

Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return

The India Pride Project (IPP), a group of 700 people across the world is working to identify Indian artworks stolen from their original locations, and negotiates to have them returned.

Austria museum settles feud over Nazi-looted art

Vienna's famous Leopold Museum on Thursday settled a long-running feud over five Nazi-plundered drawings by Austrian painter Egon Schiele with the descendants of the works' Jewish former owner.

Stolen Munch recovered in Norway, two arrested

Norwegian police on Wednesday announced the recovery of a valuable lithograph by Edvard Munch which was stolen in 2009, with two men arrested.The artwork, named 'Historien' or 'History' in Norwegian, was retrieved undamaged, a statement said.

No rhyme, just reason: Poets taking on climate change Special

Research, intricate planning and powerful words make some of today's most interesting poems about the race against climate change, reaching an audience that mightn't otherwise care.
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