Ballpoint pen art

2014-04-10 11:07:25

From the world famous "Girl with a Pearl Earring" painting to a jaguar in the grass, these incredible illustrations were all created with ballpoint pens by Portuguese artist and lawyer Samuel Silva.

Exhibition on modern daily life at Changsha Museum

2014-04-10 11:02:32

People visit the contemporary daily life articles exhibition at the Changsha Museum in Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province, April 9, 2014.

National Museum plans special exhibition on April 11

2014-04-09 23:08:19

Renoir, Picasso, Caravaggio, Rodin and Repin — these are some of the masters who will be on the National Museum of China's calendar in the following months.

Perfection in a necklace

2014-04-09 07:17:35

The historically important Hutton-Mdi-vani jadeite necklace fashioned out of 27 beads reputedly from the Qing Dynasty's (1644-1911) imperial court sold at Sotheby's this week for HK$214 million ($27.44 million), over double the estimate of HK$100 million.

New blood for an old art

2014-04-09 08:19:37

Young performers who work in conventional weekday jobs savor the traditions of Peking Opera on the weekends. Chen Nan looks behind the grease paint and the swordplay to see why.

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sells for record $36 million

2014-04-09 07:56:43

An 8.2-centimeter-tall porcelain cup from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) fetched a staggering HK$281.24 million ($36 million) at an auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting a new record for Chinese porcelain at auction.

Media preview of exhibition 'Lost Kingdoms' in NYC

2014-04-08 17:07:46

Visitors view sculptures during the media preview of the exhibition 'Lost Kingdoms' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States, April 7, 2014.

World leader portraits by Bush on display

2014-04-08 16:45:57

Portraits of world leaders painted by former US President George W. Bush are on display during "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" exhibit.

'Chicken cup' sets new auction record

2014-04-08 16:09:16

A doucai "chicken cup" from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) fetched HK$281 million ($36 million) to set a new record for a piece of Chinese porcelain sold at auction.

Self-taught artist wows Nanjing crowd

2014-04-08 14:57:04

An artist was found reproducing Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece Mona Lisa with chalks on a street in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province on Saturday April 5.

Artworks by royal figures around the world

2014-04-08 14:47:44

Royal figures around the world, such as Prince Philip and Prince Charles from Britain, and Danish Queen Margrethe II, enjoy making art.

Zhang painting takes top price at Sotheby's auction

2014-04-08 10:53:39

Sotheby's money-grossing evening sale of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art took in HK$670 million ($ 865.9 million) on April 5 in Hong Kong.