Flowers blast Hastings | nzherald.co.nz

Bigger and brighter art comes to Hastings – Trumpet Flowers by Amigo & Amigo, and inspired by HYBYCOZO. Made with funding from NZ On Air. Full story: http://bit.ly/lf522 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Robot surgeons to begin work in NHS hospitals

A “next generation” British-made robot will perform surgeries for the NHS in a European first. The robot, called Versius, is hailed as a huge “leap forward” and is designed to make surgery less painful for patients. Built by Cambridge-based start-up CMR Surgical, it will also allow surgeons to perform for longer periods due to reduced fatigue, … Read more Robot surgeons to begin work in NHS hospitals

Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac strikes out into London’s post-Brexit contemporary art market

He discovered the world of contemporary art in the 1980s, with artists like Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat – an introduction to the scene that saw Thaddaeus Ropac plunge headfirst into collecting, selling and exhibiting some of the most significant pieces of the late 20th century. Since then, he’s represented the work of Anselm … Read more Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac strikes out into London’s post-Brexit contemporary art market

Life of British cellist Jacqueline du Pre brought to the Royal Ballet | ITV News

As an art form, Ballet is defined by its blend of physicality, grace and fluidity but the royal ballet in Covent Garden premiered the life of one of the famous talented to be challenged by disability. English cellist, Jacqueline Du Pre shot to classical world fame in the 1960s but multiple sclerosis cut her talent … Read more Life of British cellist Jacqueline du Pre brought to the Royal Ballet | ITV News

Former South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

In tonight’s edition: Mike Pompeo U.S Secretary of State heads to Ethiopia from Angola on his trip to the continent. The first from washington in 18 months. The last South African president to lead under apartheid has apologised for saying that white minority rule was not a crime against humanity. And  we head to Salt River in … Read more Former South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

Design show in Philadelphia Museum of Art takes on future issues

Designers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the US are asking visitors to imagine the future, but with a view to addressing many issues dogging the world now. Part of a major exhibition called Designs for a Different Future, the show tackles themes such as consumerism, sustainability and personal privacy. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo … Read more Design show in Philadelphia Museum of Art takes on future issues

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2: Why the heavyweight punch is the most brutal weapon in sport

From The UK’s Daily Telegraph: The heavyweight knockout blow is as magnificent as it is ruthless; as devastating as it is beautiful. It can deliver catastrophic consequences and it can be the making of heroes.Telegraph Sport delved deeper into the art of the heavyweight’s punch, from the science behind its delivery to the terrifying damage … Read more Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2: Why the heavyweight punch is the most brutal weapon in sport

Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Piotr Pavlensky spent a year in jail for setting the Bank of France on fire in what he called a piece of “performance art” in 2017, and, as France 24 reports, has turned his attentions onto French politicians. The artist published an explicit sex tape featuring Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, who quit the race … Read more Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Exploring Ikebana: Teaching the art of Japanese flower arranging

For over 23 years, MIT-Japan Program has hosted a workshop on Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging. Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology, humanities and social … Read more Exploring Ikebana: Teaching the art of Japanese flower arranging

Couple pick up 5m replica of Michelangelo’s David for $500 for their backyard | ABC News

A new garden ornament in Tasmania’s north-west is turning heads. It’s a copy of the famous 16th Century piece of art from the Italian Renaissance, the state of David, but getting it ready for display took a giant effort. Guy Stayner reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-14/michelangelo-david-statue-replica-northern-tasmania/11967284 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more Couple pick up 5m replica of Michelangelo’s David for $500 for their backyard | ABC News