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Legacy of Napoleon‘s artistic plunder on show in Rome

ROME (AFP) -- When he was just plain old Bonaparte, the man who was to became Napoleon pillaged works of art from all over Europe with the aim of making the Louvre in Paris a museum for all mankind. ...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:58

Chun Kyung-ja’s long-disputed artwork declared genuine

Prosecutors announced Monday that “Beautiful Woman” was painted by the late Korean artist Chun Kyung-ja, ending a 25-year controversy over the authenticity of the work which the artist had denied c...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:46

18th century Chinese imperial seal sells for record $22m

PARIS (AFP) - An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for a record 21 million euros ($22 million) in Paris on Wednesday -- more than 20 times its estimate, the Drouot auction house told AFP. Deco...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:41

Spend the holiday season with live music

With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, festive cheer is in the air. Despite the weather quickly taking a turn toward bone-chilling temperatures, there is a long list of live concert...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:10

Giving ephemeral graffiti art permanence

In a nod to a form of street art that has gained traction in the contemporary art scene, graffiti, once regarded as little more than delinquent scribbles found on the walls of derelict neighborhoods,...

Updated : 2016.12.11 17:22

[Arts calendar] Musicals, exhibitions, concerts and more

Theater Scene from “Jekyll and Hyde” the musical (OD Company) “Jekyll and Hyde Musical”: Inviting the original Broadway cast members, the Jekyll and Hyde Musical will be hitting stages across ...

Updated : 2016.12.09 13:59

18th-century Buddhist painting returned to home soil

As a lover of Korean art and an avid collector, American Robert Mattielli often visited Mary’s Alley, known for its hole-in-the-wall antique shops, in Insa-dong, Seoul during his more than 30 years ...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:44

‘The Underdog’ musical explores social hierarchies

In a dog-eat-dog world, “The Underdog” musical employs the life of everyday canines to expose the dark, seedy underbelly of the social class systems of humankind. Rife with political and socioecon...

Updated : 2016.12.08 17:30

Math explored in new London gallery by Zaha Hadid

LONDON (AFP) - London's Science Museum called upon the genius of late architect Zaha Hadid for the “huge challenge” of bringing life to its new gallery dedicated to mathematics, which opens on Thur...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:00

KNCDC appoints new artistic director Ahn Sung-soo

Julliard graduate and Korea National University of Arts dance professor Ahn Sung-soo, 53, has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. Having off...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:26

In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab

NEW YORK (AP) -- In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as ...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:33

MMCA to exhibit Warhol, Picasso in 2017 and beyond

South Korea's national museum of contemporary art will present a series of exhibitions featuring Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and other great artists starting next year, the museum’s director said Mon...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:30

Fish skin, snooker chalk win UK Turner Prize for Marten

LONDON (AFP) -- Sculptor Helen Marten on Monday won the Turner Prize, at a London ceremony where the art world rallied against xenophobia and intolerance. The prize is awarded to a British artist un...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:27

[Herald Interview] Young opera soprano returns home to star as Juliet prior to Met Opera debut

From Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata” to Fiorilla in Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia,” up-and-coming opera star Hyesang Park is gearing up to tackle one of the theater world’s most iconic leadi...

Updated : 2016.12.04 17:08

Guggenheim museum in Helsinki gets rejected

HELSINKI (AP) -- The Helsinki City Council has after heated late night debate rejected a plan to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital mainly on financial grounds. Closing a marathon ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:41