Art & Culture

The art scene in the Kingdom has seen its ups and downs in recent years, always seemingly concentrated on old and traditional themes, beautifully portraying different aspects of life throughout...
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Cartoonists exhibit work for a laugh

The winners of this year’s awards for the best new and established cartoonists will display their work on Tuesday at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Fine Arts Institute in Riyadh.



Life of desert dwellers portrayed in new book

An American photographer has published a book about the life of a traditional desert tribe in Saudi Arabia.



Role of Arabic in fostering culture highlighted

Arabic Language Day was celebrated for the first time in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, with organizers highlighting its status regionally and internationally.



American wins $1m Picasso for just $135

PARIS: A US ticket-holder in a worldwide online charity raffle on Wednesday walked away with an exquisite $1 million Picasso after paying a mere 100 euros ($135), Sotheby’s said after organizing the



Hekayat 10…

Hekayat Ashara, Arabic for the “Story of 10”, is a photography project, with a social vision that aims to develop talents and create awareness among underprivileged women through the me



Shahad narrates mermaid story

Saudi-born film director and script writer Shahad Ameen’s film “Eye and Mermaid” attracted a number of film enthusiasts during its screening in the Dubai International Film Festiv



Swiss eye national anthem switch

Likened to a weather forecast crossed with a church hymn, Switzerland’s national anthem could be binned in favor of a new version if campaigners get their way.



Renowned artist trains 27 women painters

Twenty-seven women painters participated in a training course on painting pastels organized by the Hail Plastic Arts Society at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Cultural Center in Hail recently.



Jeddah — the city of arts and culture

Jeddah has become the Kingdom’s showcase of contemporary, conceptual, traditional and modern artwork of local and international artists.



Traditional art and craft decline worries Egypt

The centuries-old Khan El-Khalili market is one of the few places in modernizing Cairo that retains the atmosphere of a by-gone era, but its artisans warn their crafts are slowly dying.

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