Visual arts

David Hockney’s lockdown in rural France

Some artists anticipate the future without even being consciously aware of it themselves. The self-indulgent individualism of 1960s California, the youths splashing around in swimming pools in David Hockney's iconic paintings seem like they anticipated a future in which the working class adopted all the trapping of middle-class pleasures.

Saint Simon Monastery in Hatay to host tourists after restoration

 

Restoration and excavation work has resumed at the Saint Simon Monastery in southern Turkey after a pause of 60 years, and the site will host tourists once it is completed.

The monastery, located in Hatay province, is believed to have been built in the 6th century by Saint Simon.

Arc de Triomphe to get posthumous Christo wrap in 2021

Even after his death, artist Christo's dream project of wrapping up Paris' Arc de Triomphe in silvery-blue recyclable fabric will go ahead next year in line with his wishes, organisers said on June 2.    

From Paris's oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, the Bulgarian-born artist spent decades wrapping landmarks and creating improbable structures around the world.    

Top Six Hobbies to Try at Home

Hobbies are great ways to explore areas of ourselves; we do not get to engage at work. You do not have to be good at a hobby to enjoy it. You just need to enjoy it. Not every hobby you try will be something that you want to stick with, but that is no reason not to try. Now is the perfect time to try out and pick up new hobbies for yourself that you can do at home.

Bulgarian-born Artist Christo Known for Wrapping Buildings and Famous Landmarks Died aged 84

Bulgarian-born artist Christo, best known for wrapping buildings and famous landmarks in fabric or plastic, has died at his home in New York, aged 84.

He passed away of natural causes on Sunday, according to a statement posted on the artist's official Facebook page.

Visionary Bulgarian-born Artist Christo Passes Away

Influential contemporary artist Hristo Vladimirov Javacheff "Christo" passed away of natural causes at the age of 84 in New York, his representatives announced little before midnight on May 31. "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it," his office said.

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