Leonardo da Vinci

‘Da Vinci artwork’ sells for record $450m

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the...
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White picnic set for November

The annual secret all-white affair is back! Le dîner en Blanc, the picnic that invites revellers dresses in all white for a picnic is scheduled to take place on, Saturday, 25th November 2017. The all-white event...

Opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi marked with spectacular a380 fly-by

Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending Sunday's official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad...
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Akseli Gallen-Kallela returns to Kenya

'A great desert full of life, and in the distance, great mountains where antelopes roam . . . I saw the snowy peak of Kilimanjaro, and started painting.' - Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), one...

Kenya Film Industry gets major financial boost

The film industry in the county has received a major boost following the signing of a KSh20 billion credit facility between Kenya and Spain. The money shall be used to produce local films that tell...

Chinese ads using African children removed

Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional...

First Lady appreciates works of Art at “Visual Voices” launch

By PSCU First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said works of Art allow the society to see and appreciate the world from a different and better perspective. She said Art allows people to see what they may...
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Trailblazing Mathematics genius dies in the US

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old Iranian, a professor at Stanford University, had breast cancer which had spread to her bones. Nicknamed...

Bringing African folktales to life

By BBC Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse the trend. But on her journey to revive the...

Virtual reality to bring alive Modigliani’s Paris

By BBC Early 20th Century Paris will be brought to life by virtual reality at a Modigliani exhibition this autumn. Visitors to the show at Tate Modern will be able to wear VR headsets which will...
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