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Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-09 09:52:53
A package of diaries said to have been posted to the United States from Britain in the 1960s could provide a vital clue to the origin of a controversial portrait presented in Geneva last month as Leonardo da Vinci's original "Mona Lisa." But in a twist typical of the intrigue-prone world of art, the diaries -- notes by early 20th century British connoisseur and collector Hugh Blaker -- disappeared and the Washington address they were sent to seems never to have existed. "Those papers could well provide the key to pushing back the provenance of this version of the 'Mona Lisa' by at least 150 years," Robert Meyrick, an academic and expert on the largely forgotten Blaker, told Reuters. And, of course, to helping establish if the so-called "Isleworth" variant of the world's most famous painting in the Paris Louvre could indeed be an earlier -- and priceless -- portrayal by Leonardo of the enigmatic, smiling lady. Blaker, an unsuccessful painter who as a museum curator and dealer had a reputation for recognizing lost Old Masters, found and bought the "younger Mona Lisa" in 1913 -- in, he later said, a nobleman's country house in Somerset in western England. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-09 09:42:45
One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning that progress to reduce hunger has slowed since 2007/08 when high food prices sparked riots in several poor countries. In their latest report on food insecurity, the UN agencies estimated that 868 million people were suffering hunger in 2010-2012, or about 12.5 percent of the world's population, down more sharply than previously estimated from about 1 billion, or 18.6 percent in 1990-92. The new figures are lower than the last estimates for recent years that pegged the number of hungry people at 925 million in 2010 and 1.02 billion in 2009. "That is better news than we have had in the past, but it still means that one person in every eight goes hungry. That is unacceptable, especially when we live in a world of plenty," said Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). "Most of the progress in hunger reduction was made until 2006, as food price levels continued to decline. With the rise in food prices and the economic crisis that followed, there have been many fewer advances," he warned. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-08 11:28:27
A British and a Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for work on creating stem cells, opening the door to new methods to diagnose and treat diseases. Briton John Gurdon and Japan's Shinya Yamanaka equally share the prize of 8 million crowns ($1.2 million), the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institute said in a statement. "These groundbreaking discoveries have completely changed our view of the development and specialization of cells." The discovery offered a new way to create stem cells with the ability to become different types of tissue by effectively turning back the clock on adult cells, restoring them to a so-called "pluripotent" state. The practical result can be that skin cells can be obtained from ill people to find out more about their diseases and develop new therapies. Medicine is the first of the Nobel prizes awarded each year. Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel. ($1 = 6.5846 Swedish crowns) More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-08 11:23:03
A man who claims to have defaced a major painting by Mark Rothko over the weekend in London said on Monday that Marcel Duchamp, the French artist most famous for his 1917 urinal that shocked the art establishment, would be "happy" at what he had done. Police are investigating the incident on Sunday at Tate Modern gallery on the River Thames, where witnesses saw a man approach Rothko's 1958 canvas "Black on Maroon" and inscribe it with black ink in the lower right-hand corner. Although the ink had run down the canvas, a photograph posted by a witness on the Twitter website showed the words: "VLADIMIR UMANETS '12, A POTENTIAL PIECE OF YELLOWISM." A man answering a mobile phone number provided via a link on the website of the "Yellowism" movement ( answered to the name of Vladimir Umanets and told Reuters he had carried out the attack. "I'm aware they (the police) will come at some point and arrest me," he said, speaking in an eastern European accent. "It was an artistic statement, but it was more about having the opportunity to speak about galleries and art," he added, explaining his actions. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-06 14:01:47
An 11-year-old boy from a nomadic family in Russia’s north has stumbled upon a massive well-preserved woolly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since 1901. Yevgeny Salinder, whose family lives near a polar station in the northern Taimyr Peninsula, discovered the frozen prehistoric animal when he was strolling along the banks of the Yenisei River in late August. “He sensed an unpleasant odour and saw something sticking out of the ground - it was the mammoth’s heels,” said Alexei Tikhonov, director of the Saint Petersburg-based Zoological Museum, who rushed to the tundra after the boy’s family notified scientists of the historic find. Tikhonov said it was the best preserved adult mammoth discovered in more than 100 years. “So far we can say it is the mammoth of the century,” Tikhonov said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-04 07:58:36
China's most famous political dissident, Ai Weiwei, launches his first major U.S. art exhibition on Sunday with some unflinchingly political works, including an image of his brain bleeding from a police beating. The show, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum groups sculpture, photography, video, audio and installation work. The choice of the Hirshhorn on the National Mall reflects Ai's desire to connect with political leaders, hundreds of foreign diplomats and the network of think tanks in the U.S. capital, museum director Richard Koshalek told reporters. Ai said in a statement: "This exhibition has been an opportunity to re-examine past work and communicate with audiences from afar. I see it as a stream of activities rather than a fixed entity." Ai's 81-day detention last year sparked an international outcry. Activists see authorities' tax evasion case against him as an attempt to muzzle the artist over his criticism of the Chinese government. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-10-01 10:17:23
Chilean novelist Isabel Allende received Denmark's top literary award on Sunday, winning the equivalent of 86,000 dollars for her "magical" and spellbinding work, organisers said. Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik awarded Allende the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in the city of Odense, Andersen's birthplace some 150 kilometres (90 miles) west of the capital Copenhagen. The prize, worth 500,000 Danish kroner (67,000 euros, $86,000), was awarded "for her qualities as a magical storyteller and her ability to spellbind her audience," a statement said. Accepting the prize which was announced in March, Allende said: "I hope that some of Andersen's magic will rub off on me." The author of some 19 works in Spanish that have been translated into 35 languages and sold 57 million copies, Allende is the third writer to have been awarded the prize. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-27 08:38:49
Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, the secretary general and vice chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations, has ranked first in the list of 30 young achievers under the age of 30 which is featured by Gulf Business Magazine. The “30 Under 30” list presents the Gulf region's top under-30 achievers from various fields, who have managed to influence societies and impact economies. Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, the head of  Emerging Arabia at Google comes second in the “30 Under 30” list followed by Khalid Alkudair, the COO of Markets at KPMG. Princess Ameerah has been acknowledged for her leading role in empowering women and youth in addition to developing communities and promoting inter faith dialogue through her work at the Alwaleed Foundations. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-25 11:04:37
An early work by Jean-Michel Basquiat could set an artist's record in November when it is expected to sell for some $20 million, auction house Christie's said on Tuesday. The untitled 1981 work, which has been in a private collection for two decades and has been featured in virtually every major Basquiat retrospective, depicts a fisherman displaying his catch hanging at the end of a line. Christie's estimates the painting will sell for about $20 million, which along with its commission would bring the price to well above Basquiat's auction record of $20.1 million, set in June in London. "Great works by Basquiat have become close to impossible to find in recent years," said Loic Gouzer, international specialist of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, said in a statement. "The market has been waiting a long time for a work of this caliber and freshness. More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2012-09-24 10:50:37
The Wikipedia profiles of women in technology and engineering will be updated at an "edit-a-thon" held at the Royal Society next month. The profiles chosen to be updated will all be of historical figures. Those unable to attend the session in London on 19 October will be able to take part online. The event has been organised as part of annual celebrations to celebrate the work of Ada Lovelace. She worked with mathematical engineer Charles Babbage on his "analytical machine" in the early 19th Century. The machine, which was designed but never actually built, is considered to be the foundation for modern computers. Among the profiles being considered for the edit-a-thon are Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, a crystallographer who discovered the chemical structure of oil component benzene, and Dr Elsie Widdowson who oversaw the introduction of vitamin supplements to food during World War II rationing. More»