Egypt: The world of rug art

In a small village called Harraniya, located on the outskirts of Egypt’s capital Cairo, a beautiful experiment began decades ago. In 1952, Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef believed all children are artistic. He wanted to dig deeper into how to trigger their creativity. The result was a unique experiment in tapestry weaving that produced extraordinary … Read more Egypt: The world of rug art

Beirut Blast: Landmark Sursock Palace Seriously Damaged

(AP) The 160-year-old Sursock Palace in Beirut withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the 1975 to 1990 civil war in Lebanon, it took 20 years of careful restoration to return the palace to its former glory. “In a split second, everything was destroyed again,” … Read more Beirut Blast: Landmark Sursock Palace Seriously Damaged

7-year-old boy’s organs give new life to 6 kids

Dongdong, 7, was killed in a car accident in east #China’s #Zhejiang Province. He was a talented child who excelled in art and music. On Sunday, his mother kissed him goodbye one last time. His family decided to donate his heart, kidneys, liver and corneas, which will give six children a new lease on life. … Read more 7-year-old boy’s organs give new life to 6 kids

Fears Indigenous Tasmanian necklaces will become a lost art due to shell scarcity | ABC News

The Indigenous tradition of shell necklace making could be in jeopardy in Tasmania due to a scarcity of shells. Maireener shell numbers are declining dramatically across Tasmania. The Aboriginal community worries its tradition of using the shells to make necklaces will be lost. A pilot project is trying to get the unique technique documented before … Read more Fears Indigenous Tasmanian necklaces will become a lost art due to shell scarcity | ABC News

Why do the BIG FORTUNES keep their WORKS OF ART in SWITZERLAND? – VisualPolitik EN

Where would you say the largest number of artworks in the world are concentrated? And the most valuable ones? Probably most of you will think of the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris or the MOMA in New York. However, in order to answer this question, we have to travel to Geneva, Switzerland. … Read more Why do the BIG FORTUNES keep their WORKS OF ART in SWITZERLAND? – VisualPolitik EN

Parisian street artists pay tribute to Beirut blast victims

Several street artists transformed the streets of Paris with murals. The art was created to pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut explosion. At least 154 people were killed, and more than 5,000 injured in the Beirut blast that devastated the city’s port on August 4. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Parisian street artists pay tribute to Beirut blast victims

Into Tibet 2020: Mandala sand painting

Mandala sand painting is one of the most famous and delicate forms of Tibetan Buddhist art. Monks go out to look for special white sand and dye it different colors. Then, they spend weeks, even months, depicting the mandala – the dwelling, city or heaven of Buddha. It is said that Buddha himself taught his … Read more Into Tibet 2020: Mandala sand painting

Live: Stunning rice paddy art depicts beautiful rural life 巨幅彩色稻田变身乡村亮丽风景线

With elaborate designs and agricultural techniques, villagers and experts cultivate various colored rice seeds to create giant pictures in the field, depicting beautiful rural life. The rice paddy art possesses both aesthetic and scientific research value. It attracts millions of tourists while increasing the income of local farmers. Join CGTN to watch the stunning rice … Read more Live: Stunning rice paddy art depicts beautiful rural life 巨幅彩色稻田变身乡村亮丽风景线

Made in Africa: South Africa ceramics

For 34 years, Ardmore studios has crafted away original ceramics that have provided income to feed many families in KwaZulu-Natal province, #SouthAfrica. Trained by Ardmore’s founder Feé Halsted, 80 painters and sculptors transform African art into ornamental pieces. Items have been sold by Christie’s and Sotheby’s and since branching out into bespoke furniture, wallpaper and … Read more Made in Africa: South Africa ceramics

Pikmin 3 Deluxe + Mortal Shell Release Date

Today on News + Games + More for August 5th, 2020: Pikmin 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch with a few extra bells and whistles later this year with a price tag Wii U owners are none too happy about, soulsborne-like-esque Mortal Shell has a release date, Comedy Central announced a Ren & Stimpy reboot, … Read more Pikmin 3 Deluxe + Mortal Shell Release Date

Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

The ancient #Benin Kingdom was founded in the early 13th century AD in what is now #Nigeria. The art of bronze casting was introduced by the ruler of Benin empire called the Oba, or king. #Africa Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more Made in Africa: Ancient art by the craftsmen of Benin

Traditional Tibetan painting Thangka creating jobs and hope

Tibetan culture and identity are heavily linked to Tibetan Buddhism. This relationship is carried forward in many ways, not least through a unique art, Thangka, which dates back to the 10th century. The industry is in demand right now, and is providing much-needed jobs in impoverished areas. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Traditional Tibetan painting Thangka creating jobs and hope