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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-30 07:05:23
A major oil painting by J.M.W. Turner goes on sale in London next week amid renewed interest in one of Britain's greatest artists, sparked by an acclaimed film biopic. Described by auction house Sotheby's as one of the greatest masterpieces of British art still in private hands, Turner's 1835 work "Rome, from Mount Aventine" is estimated to sell for 15-20 million pounds ($23.5 to 31.3 million) when it goes under the hammer on Wednesday. "There are fewer than 10 major Turners in private hands known today and this work must rank as one of the very finest," said Alex Bell, Co-Chairman of Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Department. "The picture is so well preserved that every fingerprint of the artist, every flick of his brush, every scrape of his palette knife can still be clearly seen." Turner overturned 19th century conventions, challenging the boundaries of realism and abstraction with a boldness that foreshadowed Impressionists such as Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-11-19 07:35:47
A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctioneer Kathrin Weidler said the painting entitled "Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen" (Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich) is one of about 2,000 works Hitler painted from about 1905 to 1920 as a struggling young artist. Asked about criticism that it is tasteless to auction the Nazi dictator's works, generally considered to be of limited artistic merit, she said complaints should be addressed to the sellers - an unidentified pair of German sisters in their 70s."Those who want to get worked up about this should just go ahead and get worked up about it," Weidler told Reuters at her Weidler Auction House in Nuremberg, where Hitler held mass Nazi party rallies from 1933 to 1938. "They should take it up with the city of Nuremberg or with those who preserved it. It's an historical document." Hitler wrote in his autobiography "Mein Kampf" that his hopes as a young man of becoming an artist were dashed by his repeated rejection by Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2014-11-06 03:30:11
Sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigliani soared to $101 million and $70.7 million on Tuesday to lead Sotheby's biggest auction in its history, with Modigliani's "Tete" setting a new auction record for the artist. The sale of Impressionist and modern art took in a total of $422.1 million, virtually meeting the high pre-sale estimate of $423 for the 73 works on offer, of which 80 percent were sold. Sculpture went a long way toward driving the record results, with 12 pieces bringing in a total of $191 million, including the top lot, Giacometti's 1951 bronze "Chariot." While just shy of record for both the artist or any sculpture at auction, the $101 million price was likely to remain the top-priced work of the two weeks of key autumn sales at Sotheby's and rival Christie's. Sotheby's had estimated "Chariot" would sell for in excess of $100 million and Modigliani's "Tete," a 1911-12 stone work never before auctioned, in excess of $45 million. Estimates do not include commission fees of just over 12 percent. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-21 07:55:08
Renowned journalist and writer Mohamed Hassanein Heikal issued an apology for not planning to attend a ceremony in his honour by the Federation of Arab Journalists held in Cairo on Monday. In an explanatory statement published in Al-Ahram’s daily newspaper titled "A statement, an apology and a plea," Heikal explained the reasons why he would not attend. "This is a moment where people are suffocated from everything and anything, and whether the estimation is right or wrong, the media takes part of the responsibility," wrote Heikal. "The current situation does not require honouring anyone neither with a golden paper nor with a piece of metal with a bobble," he added. Heikal also provided an evaluation of the status of journalism at the present time. "The profession of journalism in my opinion faces a harder and more complicated problem [today] than it faced since our country knew it in the mid-18th century," wrote Heikal, saying his plea concerns the crisis of credibility. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-19 07:41:48
How is it possible that, given overwhelming public concern about the direction of the country, we could be facing historically low turnout in the midterm elections on Nov. 4? The question isn’t new. As trust in government has swung up and down in the past half century, turnout for midterm races, as in presidential years, has varied relatively little, each staying within a 10-point range. Studies of nonvoters have found many reasons, but one of the big ones is that people know a single vote rarely if ever determines the outcome of an election. By this reasoning, of course, why would anyone ever vote? For those with no family member to vote for, the best answer is usually “civic virtue,” which just means caring about the country, its direction and its future. That old answer to an old problem takes on new urgency in elections when the country faces some form of peril. One of those moments came in 1896, after the panic of 1893, a time when the Gilded Age’s concentration of great wealth among the very few made a sharp contrast with the deep economic depression that most of the country was suffering through. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-19 07:38:22
In 2006, I released a novel about a global zombie plague that drives humanity to the brink of extinction. While the zombies may have been fake, I tried to anchor the human response (political-military-economic-cultural) in reality. I studied the history of pandemics, natural disasters and industrialized warfare. I interviewed doctors, soldiers, journalists and someone who “has never gotten a check from the CIA” in an attempt to illustrate the fragile global systems that shield our species from the abyss. As a result, I’ve been repeatedly asked if the current outbreak of Ebola is the real-life incarnation of my novel. As much as any author would love to crow about how “I predicted this!”, this time, I’m happy to say, my fictional plague could not be more different from the truth. It could be argued that there are some similarities between the initial Ebola outbreak in West Africa and my fictional virus. Early on, there were missed warnings, such as a U.S. intelligence group’s failure to mine data that was written in French. There was also an obvious lack of interest on the part of the industrialized world. Not only were the headlines already taken up by Islamic State and the war in Ukraine but, let’s be honest, ignoring the plight of Africans is shamefully commonplace in the First World. However, roughly one month ago, when the world reached its collective-conscious tipping point, the response deviated sharply from both World War Z’s plot and from responses to AIDS and SARS, which inspired the book. For starters, media coverage of the Ebola virus has been both loud and consistent. Try opening a newspaper, or your laptop, or flipping on either the television or radio without hearing something about Ebola. You can’t. Even President Barack Obama has dubbed the virus a “top national security priority.” Unlike World War Z where the “Great Denial” gave way to the “Great Panic,” real authority figures have tried to temper potential hysteria with sober honesty. While the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Thomas Freiden, promised “a long, hard fight,” he also assured listeners that “we know how to stop it and we’re stopping it in West Africa, community by community.” Likewise, General Daryl Williams, who commands the U.S. military mission to Africa, has declared that mission will continue “for as long as it takes.” More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-18 07:49:49
"I went to my supervisor at GUC and he said  'you can't be a wildlife filmmaker, your Egyptian!'" recollects 21-year old media design student Shorouk El-Zeftawy before getting on a plane to Mossel Bay in South Africa and spending a month living with lions in Ocean Campus Wildlife reserve.The result is a stunning short documentary entitled Tau, following both the life of one teenage lion (Tau) and his "fight for dominance," as well as the intricate game of balance a reserve must play in order to keep the peace. "I always had a thing for animals," El-Zeftawy explains on finding her passion. "My dad had all sorts of animals around the house from crocodiles to hedgehogs, and after I took media design in collage I decided to mix the two passions together".Following graduation, El-Zeftawy wanted to take her filmaking to another level which is when she discovered the wildlife documentary course in South Africa, where participants are given 30 days to write and execute a script in the reserve - a task which by nature is a tough one. "It's hard to script shooting animals of course, so I ended up shooting as much footage as I could and re-writing the story." El-Zeftawy gets up close and personal with the animals, occasionally using just a 135mm lens, but the film nonetheless makes for a hugely emersive experience as you follow Tau's coming of age story ,interluded by stunning time lapses of the of the sub-Saharan landscape. Tau is seen as a disturbed outsider of the pride before eventually taking his chance to become king within his community, whilst the parallel rhetoric shows the futility of his actions with the reserve constantly having to exile members of the pride. "You have to maintain balance between all the animals, if you have too many lions, they will kill the weaker ones. If you don't have enough all the animals will exhaust the supply of grass and will also be in danger," explains the young filmmaker.Being that close to natural killers seems like a daunting task but as soon as El-Zeftawy was in the moment she felt right at home, "it was awesome". We're looking forward to seeing once next from this budding young Egyptian Wild Thornberry as she heds of to Berlin this year for her pre masters. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-15 08:43:15
The Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in the world, located in Mar Girgis in Coptic Cairo was re-opened on Saturday following 16 years of renovations. Both Egyptians and Russians were involved in the process of restoring the church. The opening of the church was attended by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate Pope Tawadros II, Archbishops Yacoub Soliman and Anthony Mikhael, and the Governor of Cairo Galal Saeed, in addition to a number of ministers, ambassadors and public figures. Renovations were completed across two stages. The first stage focused on frescoes and was undertaken by Russian experts, while the second related to architectural aspects of the church and was led by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, said Peter Mounir Awad, church custodian. He added that these elements, along with the death of Pope Shenouda and events of the 25 January Revolution, greatly lengthened the renovation process, which began in 1998. The church is 1,700 years old, making it one of the oldest churches in the world, and is named for its location above the gatehouse of the Roman Babylon fortress, built on giant cylinders with a circumference of 120 cm. It is roofed with palm fronds, taking the form of Noah’s Ark, which distinguishes the church from the Coptic architectural model. It is closer in form to the Basilica model, as the church was built around the time of the Roman persecution of Copts in Egypt. Awad added that the church has 110 icons, including an icon of the Virgin Mary drawn on deer skin which can be seen from all directions. It is known worldwide as the Mona Lisa of icons. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-14 07:42:36
A Cold War guardhouse rescued from demolition has gone on display as an art installation in the heart of Los Angeles, as way to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The East German surveillance booth, one of thousands made in the 1970s, was originally planted in the parking lot of the state-run news agency ADN in Berlin. Now it has traveled from Berlin to Los Angeles as an installation by German artist Christof Zwiener, who has organized several art exhibitions within the 2 meters (6.6 feet) by 1 meter (3.3 feet) booth for a single guard that was originally used to keep a close watch on news reporters. "My idea was to show the transformation in Berlin but also the transformation since the Wall fell," Zweiner said in an interview on Monday at the guardhouse's newest temporary location along Wilshire Boulevard, near a permanent installation of remnants of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, kicking off revolutions against Communist rule throughout the Eastern Bloc that ended the Cold War. The guardhouse will move across the city with different installations before finally reaching its resting place at the Wende Museum, which is dedicated to East German and Cold War artifacts in nearby Culver City. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-10-11 07:56:01
Prehistoric paintings at least 40,000 years old that depict animals - including one known as a "pig-deer" - and the outline of human hands in seven caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are rewriting the history of art. Scientists said on Wednesday they used a highly precise method to determine the antiquity of the paintings. They found the artwork was comparable in age to the oldest-known rock art from Europe, long thought to be the cradle of the early human cultural achievement embodied by cave painting. "It was previously thought that Western Europe was the centerpiece of a symbolic explosion in early human artistic activity such as cave painting and other forms of image-making, including figurative art, around 40,000 years ago," said dating expert Maxime Aubert of Australia's Griffith University. The fact that people in Sulawesi were doing the same things as contemporaries in Europe indicates cave art may have emerged independently at about the same time around the world, including Europe and Southeast Asia, added archeologist Thomas Sutikna of Australia's University of Wollongong. "Rock art is one of the indicators of an abstract mind of the past human, the onset of what we might consider to be one of the hallmarks of 'modern' humans," Sutikna added. More»