Arts

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A cave painting found on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, depicting human-like figures hunting animals, appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of story-telling, according to a study by a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers. A team of archaeologists and researchers from Indonesia’s National Research Centre for Archaeology and Griffith University,
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FILE PHOTO: A sign displays the logo of Dixons Carphone at the company headquarters in London, Britain August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall LONDON (Reuters) – British electricals retailer Dixons Carphone (DC.L) said on Thursday the challenging market for mobile phones meant first-half profits fell by 60%, though it maintained its financial guidance for its full
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Swiss billionaire and politician Christoph Blocher poses in front of a painting by Ferdinand Hodler “Vue du Leman depuis Chexbres” after after a guided visit for the media of his collection at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse MARTIGNY, Switzerland (Reuters) – Christoph Blocher’s vast collection of works by Switzerland’s
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FILE PHOTO: A man takes a picture of Paul Gaugin’s “Te Bourao II” (The Purao Tree) painting (1897) at Artcurial’s auction house in Paris, France, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/ Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) – A painting by French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin fetched 9.5 million euros ($10.5 million) in a Paris auction on Tuesday. “Te
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FILE PHOTO – Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, south of Baghdad, February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of unspecified dire consequences if it is proven
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(Reuters) – A 1939 comic book that introduced Marvel characters for the first time sold for a record $1.26 million at auction, Dallas-based auctioneer Heritage Auctions said on Thursday. “Marvel Comics No. 1” features the first appearances of characters including Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. Decades later, Marvel debuted Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and other
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FILE PHOTO: A worker installs a 17th century copy of the painting Mona Lisa before its auction at Sotheby’s auction house in Paris, France, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – A 17th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was sold on Tuesday at Sotheby’s auction house in Paris for 552,500 euros
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Carabinieri military policeman looks at artefacts in a display case in Cosenza, Italy, November 18, 2019. CARABINIERI MILITARY POLICE/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS ROME (Reuters) – An international crime gang that ransacked ancient sites in southern Italy and trafficked stolen archaeological goods worth millions of euros has been broken up, police said on Monday. Police
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