Art


    • Woman wins Picasso painting in raffle

      Woman wins Picasso painting in raffle

      An Italian woman won a painting by Pablo Picasso, worth about €1m, in a raffle after being gifted the ticket, news wires reported. The winning ticket was pulled out during a live draw at Christie's auction house in Paris. The prize painting is a still life from 1921. It is a relatively small artwork, measuring 23cm by 46cm, which shows a glass of absinthe and a newspaper on a table.

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    • Niharika Rajput: I love building birds with the most exciting plumage display

      Niharika Rajput: I love building birds with the most exciting plumage display

      My artistic practice has grown in leaps and bounds since I first started building birds. Every bird is different from the other in terms of its size, texture, and the cut of the feathers and colors of the plumage. I personally feel that it’s a learning process and there’s still a lot that needs to go into it to make it look realistic, New Delhi-based artist Niharika Rajput says in an interview to MyModernMet.

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    • Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev: I chase the unknown in search of meaning

      Pavel Koychev has always been connected to space, nature and large-scale works. He focuses on bringing down barriers - in arts, realms and canons. Daringly, much like Leonardo, he does more than creating artworks, he materialises ideas that need to be lived. He compares his work to concerts or plays - a one-time experience that has a beginning and an end. Much like human life, which, nevertheless, continues to exist beyond death - here, there, somewhere, says one of Bulgaria's best sculptors in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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    • Face masks and slippers

      Face masks and slippers

      Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown.

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    • Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      The Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) in Sofia, in association with the BulFoto Agency, is organising this season’s first open-air exhibition in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Entitled Longing for Italy, the photo exhibition is being set up in the Crystal Garden, a popular socialising spot with citizens of the capital, and can be viewed from 12 until 22 May.

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    • From sublime to ridiculous

      From sublime to ridiculous

      The personages in Nina Kovacheva's drawings from 2020 seem perfectly innocent on the surface - children, comic book heroes, familiar sci-fi characters - all engaged in ordinary activities and games.

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    • Spain's museums are eager to reopen

      Spain's museums are eager to reopen

      The halls are eerily quiet at Madrid's Reina Sofia, Spain's most visited museum. Тhe modern art museum housed in a former hospital has been closed since mid-March, like others Spain’s cultural institutions,  due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. But with the restrictions starting to be eased, it is getting ready to reopen, hopefully in a month, with new social distancing and hygiene regulations in place for the pandemic age, AFP reported.

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