Weaving their own magic

2013-06-05 05:55:57

It is generally known that a magic trick is broken into three parts: the pledge, the turn and the final prestige, inside knowledge exposed by Christopher Nolan's 2006 movie, The Prestige.

Entertaining with laughter and tricks

2013-06-05 05:55:57

Dressed in an ill-fitting black Mao suit, a pair of baggy pants and a rainbow wig with a red hat, the 1.8-meter-tall man bends over to shake the hand of a diminutive 4-year-old girl. As his hand touches hers, his hat falls to the ground and the child bursts into giggles. While most magicians revel in applause, Chris Parsons is all about the laughter.

A taste of Sichuan opera

2013-06-04 09:57:04

Sichuan opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, distinguished by face-changing, fire-spitting and other stunts. Regionally Chengdu remains to be the main home of Sichuan opera, while other influential locales include Yunnan, Guizhou and other provinces in Southwest China.

Western eye, Eastern gods

2013-06-03 17:35:27

Gods and goddesses from Greek mythology are often represented in Western art, but American-Australian artist David Jay Reed is more interested in the gods from Chinese folk legends and Buddhism.

Concierge service in the city of art

2013-06-03 17:35:27

"There is but one Paris," said Vincent van Gogh, and the Dutch master artist was but one of countless millions of visitors who have over the centuries been drawn by art to the French capital.

Paintings reflect artist's exploration about social changes

2013-06-03 17:25:58

A quiet artist, Wang Xing-wei has been fascinated with paintings since he was a child.

Art owned by T.S. Eliot's wife on sale

2013-06-01 08:12:26

It's the collection that Cats built.

Nations linked by dance

2013-06-02 02:22:25

Although Dai Ailian, the Trinidad-born doyenne of dance in China, passed away seven years ago, her spirit of exploring dance from different cultures continues.

Art of love

2013-06-03 10:02:45

It was love at first sight for African Neneh Ada Yang and her Chinese husband Yang Yan. They share the same passion for painting and have jointly exhibited their works.

Inspiration from out of this world

2013-06-03 08:11:14

When television showed the life in the Shenzhou VI manned spacecraft in 2005, Jiao Xuefeng was amazed to see an astronaut playing a puzzle game featuring facial makeup of Peking Opera, a work of his father.

Fresh-faced art

2013-06-03 00:53:36

It's a traditional Chinese art, but the facial makeup of Peking Opera is finding a modern renaissance with the magical touch of Jiao Yingming.

Exhibition of Meneghetti's paintings kicks off in Wuhan

2013-05-31 16:34:18

An exhibition of Meneghetti's paintings kicked off at the provincial museum here on Thursday.