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Pakistani artist holds solo exhibition in London

LONDON: Acclaimed Pakistani painter Dr Veeda Ahmed is holding a solo exhibition of her work at the prestigious Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. The exhibition displays her masterful skills as a contemporary painter who uses traditional miniature painting techniques and materials in her work. The exhibition, entitled “Echoes of Contemplation” will continue from till October 20, 2017. A large number of art admirers turned up on the inaugural evening. Pakistan High Commission London is supporting the…

After three weeks, French artist succeeds in hatching eggs

French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks. Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some 10 eggs with his own body heat inside a glass vivarium at Paris' Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum. At the time, he estimated it would take 21-26 days for the eggs to hatch and the first did so on Tuesday. A…

Brazilian artist paints ‘biggest’ ever mural

ITAPEVI, BRAZIL: Many painters struggle to get their work viewed but Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra won't have a problem -- his most recent work is billed as the biggest in the world. The prolific Kobra takes as his canvas the sides of the Cacau Show factory on one of the main highways into Sao Paulo, and not just one side but wrapping around the corners Still not quite finished, it shows the top half of an indigenous tribesman in a multicolored collage as he paddles through a great brown river of chocolate. The…

‘Become a suicide bomber’ posters spring up across London

LONDON: Mysterious posters inscribed with a message ‘Become a Suicide Bomber’ put up across London attributing them with the Royal Navy has sparked fury. At first glance it appears to be what it called “unusually-worded recruitment advertisements for the Royal Navy…”  The posters read, “become a suicide bomber” and features three sailors in uniform with a red cross-hair superimposed on them.  According to the Telegraph, the posters also “feature the naval force’s branding, and the text directs people to the website for…

Artist works to preserve Christian heritage in Gaza

GAZA: Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve its Christian heritage through art. In his studio in the heart of old Gaza, not far from a 5th century Orthodox church, Jeldha spends his days carving religious figurines, chiseling low-relief carvings of Biblical scenes and painting portraits of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the saints. "My message is about my religion," said the gray-bearded 57-year-old, a member of the Greek Orthodox community. "I want to make it…