Arts & Culture - Visual Art

Egyptian and Italian designers bring Antony and Cleopatra back to life in Milan Design Week

Milan Design Week, which is taking place through the end of April, has dedicated an exhibition to Antony and Cleopatra, featuring works by Egyptian and Italian exhibitors

Is it possible to have too much Picasso?

Why can't the world get enough of Pablo Picasso? On the 50th anniversary of his death, it seems the appetite for the Spanish master is inexhaustible.

Winners of the 7th Adam Henein Prize for sculpture announced

The Adam Henein Foundation for Fine Arts revealed the winners of the seventh edition of the Adam Henein Prize for sculpture.

The French collectors behind the Arab World Institute's artistic wealth

French collectors Claude and France Lemand donated a great deal of contemporary artwork to the Arab World Institute’s Museum in Paris (AWI), allowing it to hold countless exhibitions.

Celestial Pas de Deux: Syrian-Lebanese artist Rana Chalabi between heaven and earth at Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey

A historical Maq‘ad of Sultan Qaitbey (MASQ) is hosting a solo exhibition titled Celestial Pas de Deux that showcases the works of the Syrian-Lebanese artist, Rana Chalabi.

New research claims Leonardo da Vinci was son of a slave

Leonardo da Vinci, the painter of the "Mona Lisa" and a symbol of the Renaissance, was only half-Italian, his mother a slave from the Caucasus, new research revealed on Tuesday.

Machine magic or art menace? Japan's first AI manga

The author of a sci-fi manga about to hit shelves in Japan admits he has "absolutely zero" drawing talent, so turned to artificial intelligence to create the dystopian saga.

Egypt's Adam Henein Prize for sculpture continues to accept entries

Following the first call for submissions, the Adam Henein Foundation for Fine Art announced that it still encourages young sculptors to submit their works to the 7th edition of the Adam Henein Prize for sculpture

130 galleries from 40 countries to participate in Art Dubai

The 16th edition of Art Dubai is opening its doors to the press on 1 March and will welcome all visitors from 3 to 5 March.

Influential Japanese manga artist Leiji Matsumoto dies

Manga master Leiji Matsumoto, whose epic sci-fi stories were highly influential in Japan's comic-book and anime worlds, has died aged 85, production company Toei said Monday.

FAME: Works by Andy Warhol on display at Saudi Arabia's AlUla

‘FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla’ is an exhibition being held at Saudi Arabia's award-winning Maraya hall and features works by iconic American artist Andy Warhol.

Taboos and the city in 7th edition of My Favorite Things at Cairo's Mashrabia Gallery

Once again, young female artists are in the spotlight at the ongoing seventh edition of My Favorite Things, an exhibition organised by Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Not to be missed: Cairo Photo Week takes centre stage in the capital

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (8-14 February) in Egypt.

Clickbait or creativity? The art world wrestles with AI

Online tools that can create wonderful, absurd and sometimes horrifying images using artificial intelligence (AI) have exploded in popularity, sparking soul-searching over the nature of art.

Not to be missed: From Rigoletto to Daheeh, topped with a few exhibitions and films

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (11 - 17 January) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Cairo’s Mashrabia Gallery gears up for bigger and stronger My Favorite Things, all-women exhibition

The seventh edition of My Favorite Things, an exhibition held at the Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art in downtown Cairo will feature works by 20 female artists

Coins and coffee: Saudi Arabia showcases its culture at Islamic countries meeting in Morocco

Saudi Arabia took the opportunity presented by the first Islamic Consultative Meeting in Morocco, which kicked off Wednesday, to showcase its culture, by presenting displays on historical coins and traditional coffee.

Exhibition in month-long celebration of Egyptian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Naguib Mahfouz

An exhibition showcasing works inspired by Naguib Mahfouz and his novels opened Sunday at Hanager Arts Centre at the Cairo Opera House, kicking off a month-long tour celebrating the Nobel Prize winner across Egypt’s governorates.

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.

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