British painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has gained a reputation with her portraits. She calls her figures “Superhumans”. They’re currently on display at the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland.
Florence is bursting with artworks and Renaissance buildings, thanks to the Medici! The city in Tuscany is also the cradle of Italian haute couture — and cantuccini.
Angela Merkel has been sworn in as Germany's chancellor for the fourth time. Before she appears in the chancellors' gallery of portraits, here's how other iconic works of art have already represented her.
The painting discovered in a French attic in 2014 was sold to private buyers two days before a hotly awaited auction. The anonymity of the buyers is the latest secret surrounding the mysterious painting.
The children's tale 'Fritzi war dabei' (Fritzi was there too) by author Hanna Schott is now in German cinemas. The film uses a child-friendly approach to explain the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Bergen is the rainiest town in Europe. Is that why it has brought forth so many famous writers? Tomas Espedal is from there; Karl Ove Knausgård, his most famous student, spent years there. We visit Norway, the special guest at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Berlin is known for creative spaces and freedom of expression. It attracts artists, musicians, and clubbers from all over the globe. But the scene is changing. The popular club Griessmuehle and techno DJ DVS1 are trying to conserve club culture.
Innovative yet influenced by tradition: Rembrandt, who died 350 years ago on October 4, has become one of the best known painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The artist had a wide social support system.
British voters, it seems, stay polite even when they are angry: A Yorkshire man who told the British prime minister to leave his town is hailed as a hero, leading to a top Twitter trend.
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