Art

An AI bot is making Banksy-inspired art

San Francisco, Oct 27, 2020 — Has the machine surpassed its master? While prices for Banksy originals climb ever higher, a new AI has...

British artist Banksy claims hula-hooping girl street art

Nottingham, Oct 17, 2020 - The elusive British street artist Banksy confirmed on Saturday that a new artwork that appeared on a wall in...

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for US$41.8mil in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Oct 8, 2020 - A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched HK$306.6 million (US$41.8 million) at a Sotheby’s auction...

Botticelli painting expected to sell for record US$80m

New York, Sept 24, 2020 - A painting by Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli could fetch over US$80 million when it goes under the...

After factory layoff, Filipina cashes in on ‘leaf art' venture

Binan, Philippines, Sept 9, 2020 - When the coronavirus struck and cost Mary Mae Dacanay her factory job in the Philippines, the 23-year-old came...

Fabric of success: How ‘lotus silk' is weaving its way into Vietnam

Hanoi, Aug 28 -- Vietnamese weaver Phan Thi Thuan hitches up her trousers as she wades into a lotus paddy to gather the stems...

Small wonders: The Vietnamese artist making tiny food

Hanoi, Aug 19 — Squinting in concentration, Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thi Ha An drops a bright red chili onto a bowl of pho noodles...

Japan's renowned artists find inspiration from pandemic

Tokyo, July 31, 2020 - Some of Japan’s best-known artists are finding new avenues of expression in areas such as online communication and the...

Postcard reveals site of Van Gogh's ‘farewell note in colour' before suicide

Paris, July 30, 2020 - Stuck at home during lockdown, Dutch researcher Wouter van der Veen finally found time to look through old postcards...

Banksy mural stolen at Bataclan returned to France from Italy

Rome, July 17, 2020 - Italy on Tuesday handed back to France a mural painted by British street artist Banksy which was stolen from...