Return of fresco art

2015-11-18 06:03:19

The boom of public art during China's urbanization has re-ignited artists' interest in creating frescoes.

Rare bronze, gilded clock to feature at Poly International Auction autumn sale

2015-11-17 13:40:26

A Tai Ping You Xiang bronze and an 18th century glided clock are among the highlights of Poly International Auction's autumn sale next month.

Colleagues remember gifted artist Luo Erchun

2015-11-17 13:32:27

Six months after his first solo exhibition, Luo Erchun, a respected oil painter and professor with the Central Academy of Fine Arts, died in his Beijing home in late October. He was 85.

Seeing China through Tuscan eyes

2015-11-17 10:13:23

Artists from Tuscany in Italy have used brushes, colors and even a shuttlecock to portray their impressions of China.

Homing legacy: New museum dedicated to Mu Xin

2015-11-17 09:45:49

A new museum in East China is dedicated to Mu Xin, a man of art and letters, who lived unknown to many young Chinese.

Ink masterpiece added to Long Museum's treasure trove

2015-11-16 15:47:49

The Shanghai-based private Long Museum acquired an ink painting by modern master Pan Tianshou at a Beijing sale on Monday night, at the price of 93.15 million yuan ($14.5 million).

Cy Twombly's 'blackboard' painting sets auction record

2015-11-16 13:41:34

An untitled "blackboard" work by Cy Twombly sold for a record-setting $70.5 million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, leading the way to a $295 million total at the auction house's sale of contemporary and post-war art.

Chinese ink masterpiece sells for $28m

2015-11-16 10:35:02

Ink master Li Keran (1907-89)'s 1964 painting, Wan Shan Hong Bian (Thousands of Mountains in Autumn), fetched 184 million yuan ($28.7 million) at a Beijing sale on Monday night.

Adelaide calling

2015-11-13 08:23:20

The Australian city's festival center has just inked a deal with the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Chen Jie asks the artistic director about what to expect.

Collector pays $170.4m for Modigliani artwork

2015-11-11 07:47:30

Chinese collector Liu Yiqian bought Amedeo Modigliani's signature portrait of a nude woman for $170.4 million on Monday at Christie's in New York, setting a record for the Italian artist's works.

Fair reaches out to casual art fans

2015-11-11 16:09:44

The largest art fair in town is going on at Shanghai Mart from Nov 12 to 15. This is the 19th edition of the annual event, when more than 150 galleries from 17 countries are showcasing paintings, sculptures, prints, video and installations.

Italian Baroque masterpiece to be auctioned

2015-11-11 15:53:30

A 17th-century Italian Baroque painting will be auctioned in January in New York, with an estimate of $25-35 million.