Arts & Culture - Visual Art

Colouring darkness: Visually impaired Hend Khalil on how art made her appreciate life differently

Hend Khalil, an English teacher who lost her sight a few years ago, turned her misfortune into an opportunity and began creating works of art.

Google Doodle celebrates Emirati vernacular poet Ousha Al-Suwaidi

Google search engine celebrated the late Emirati poet Ousha Al Suwaidi on Monday with a google doodle.

Internationally renowned Egyptian artist Hassan El-Shark dies at 73

Hassan El-Shark died on Wednesday night at the age of 73. The crafter of his own tools and colours which he derived from nature, El-Shark gained international renown for depicting Egyptian folk art and culture.

Google Doodle celebrates iconic Egyptian scientist, TV presenter Hamed Gohar

Google search engine celebrated the late Hamed Gohar's 115th birth anniversary on 15 November with a Google Doodle

Not to be missed: Cairo Int'l Film Festival continues, 2Cellos in Soma Bay, exhibitions in Alexandria

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (16-22 November) in a variety of cities.

Edvard Munch’s famed masterpiece ‘The Scream’ targeted by climate activists in Norway

Norwegian police said two climate activists tried in vain Friday to glue themselves to Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece “The Scream” at an Oslo museum and no harm was reported to the painting of a waif-like figure appearing to scream.

Climate activists glue hands to Goya frames at Prado: Spanish police

Two climate activists on Saturday each glued a hand to the frames of two paintings by Spanish master Francisco Goya at the Prado museum in Madrid, police said.

Paris museum says painting was target of attempted attack

A young woman tried to throw soup at a painting at the world-famous Musee d'Orsay in Paris this week, the museum confirmed Sunday, in a similar attack to others by climate activists in Europe.

London's Leighton House reopens fully refurbished Victorian-era Arab Hall

The Arab Hall reopened after an $8.9 million restoration of the Victorian era's Leighton House museum in London.

UK climate activists in court over Van Gogh protest

Two environmental protesters appeared in a UK court Saturday after throwing tomato soup over one of Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" paintings at London's National Gallery.

Egypt's Hurghada hosts 1st edition of ALDAU Int'l Art Festival to promote cross-cultural dialogue

The Egyptian Red Sea city of Hurghada is hosting the first edition of ALDAU International Art Festival (AIAF), with the participation of 40 visual artists from around the world to promote cross-cultural dialogue and produce iconic artworks.

Egypt and Mexico from above: Aerial photography exhibition at national civilisation museum

The exhibition titled “Mexico and Egypt from Above, a Unique Perspective” opened at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) Saturday and will continue through Thursday.

Lebanon's past echoes its grim present in exhibition

In a war-scarred Beirut heritage house turned museum, archives of Lebanon's troubled past fuse with artistic depictions of its grim present to portray a country seemingly in perpetual turmoil.

INTERVIEW: Egyptian artist Ibrahim Abla talks about Fayoum Art Centre, upcoming Caricatunis competition

The Egyptian artist Ibrahim Abla reveals details of the upcoming caricature competition, Caricatunis, launched by the Fayoum Art Centre.

A matter of perception: Cairo’s Easel and Camera gallery organises exhibitions in two locations

Twelve Egyptian artists exhibited their works focusing on the process of perception in the You See Me, You See Me Not, a show organised by the Easel and Camera gallery.

Oum Kalthoum shines in Egypt's International Forum for Caricature

Egypt's International Forum for Caricature concluded its activities Thursday after a week-long show where artists from around the world paid tribute to legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum in their works.

Prince Taz Palace launches exhibition of works from Luxor International Photography Forum

The cultural sector of the Prince Taz (Amir Taz) Palace launched a group exhibition showcasing works created for the 14th Luxor International Photography Forum.

Spanish customs seize Picasso sketch at Ibiza airport

Spanish customs agents seized a Picasso sketch worth over 450,000 euros from a passenger who arrived at Ibiza airport without declaring the artwork, Spain's customs office said Monday.

'No to war': Ukraine children recount invasion through art

A woman's portrait painted in blue and yellow -- the colours of the Ukrainian flag -- and streaked with blood-red paint is among 300 pictures by Ukrainian children displayed in a Kyiv bomb shelter Friday.

Over 150 Ukraine cultural landmarks destroyed by Russia's war: UN

UN experts have confirmed the full or partial destruction of 152 cultural and historic heritage sites in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country, its cultural agency said Thursday.

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