Jafri’s record-breaking canvas, ‘The Journey of Humanity’, scales over 17,000 square feet was created in the ballroom at Atlantis, The Palm during the COVID-19 lockdown. It took seven months, 20 hours a day, for Jafri to complete, with the use of 1,065 paint brushes and 6,300 litres of paint.
British artist Sacha Jafri paces barefoot back and forth across his giant canvas stretched across the ballroom floor of a Dubai hotel, listening to a young girl singing.
Artist Fintan Magee decided to do a different mural other than the usual. When the Australian artist was was asked to paint on a 40-metre high grain silos in Barraba, he painted a water diviner.
The Louvre has assembled more than 160 paintings, sculptures, letters and drawings from the Renaissance era in an exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death.
As the Louvre museum prepares to unveil a blockbuster exhibition of works by Leonardo da Vinci on Thursday, mystery surrounds whether the show will include the world's most expensive painting Salvator Mundi, attributed to the master painter.
In some paintings, the wounds are plain to see: an arm or leg lost to war. In others, the injuries that US veterans suffered are hidden from view.
The Bank of England unveiled Britain's new £20 polymer banknote on Thursday, featuring artist J. M. W. Turner and his most cherished masterpiece.
A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1 million after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.
First there was Tutu, the "African Mona Lisa" sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars.