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Who does history belong to?

Who does history belong to?

art, culture, Exhibition, Lifestyle, World
The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the J. Paul Getty Museum must return a 2,000 year old statue originally found off the coast of Italy — potentially setting a precedent around historical artefacts and who they belong to. In 1977, a statue named Victorious Youth was bought by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for 4 million USD (£3.1m). But over 40 years after this statue made its way to the United States, Italy’s supreme court is demanding its return. Victorious Youth was originally found off the coast of Pesaro by Italian fishermen. Since its discovery in 1964, it was sold several times before it arrived in the Getty museum. But the Italian supreme court claims that the statue was smuggled out of the country and therefore illegally procured by the Getty Museum. However,
Huge painting of South London’s Bronze medallist

Huge painting of South London’s Bronze medallist

art, Arts, Entertainment, Uncategorized
The large mural has attracted much attention by those Croydon’s' residents or those travelling in and out of Croydon. But what is it all about? The mural of Joshua Buatsi on Holmesdale road is a beacon of hope to those living in the area. Buatsi was born in Ghana before his family moved to the UK and resided in Croydon. He learnt how to fight in the South Norwood and Victory gym. The painting has relevance to the announcement of The Nike Training Camp Croydon which launches in January 2019. https://twitter.com/boxingbuatsi/status/1067480301050519552 The painting states ‘The gym doesn't tell you to get work in before school, you do’ this optimises motivation and strife which in a town affected by the knife crime epidemic. The painting can be viewed from the estates op
Schiele/Klimt review-two geniuses who shared the same passions

Schiele/Klimt review-two geniuses who shared the same passions

art, Arts, Exhibition
This lavish collection from the Austrian painters, young Egon Schiele, and masterful Gustav Klimt, reveals an enduring journey through their minds. Two figures embracing each other lovingly. It’s tender but there’s a touch of sadness in her gaze. Her eyes remain closed with sorrow but she continues to embrace him with warmth. The drawing, replete with golden rings and rough circular shapes, reveals part of the artist’s studies for one of the most remarkable works of art of the 20th century; The Kiss. It was in 1906 when the young and insightful Egon Schiele (1890-1918) arrived in Vienna for the first time to pursue his desires of becoming an artist. When he first met Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) in 1908, Klimt was already a well-settled artist who Schiele profoundly admired. It is in
Penguin is launching a pop-up shop in occasion of Michelle Obama’s Becoming release

Penguin is launching a pop-up shop in occasion of Michelle Obama’s Becoming release

art, culture, Entertainment, Featured
Today, November 23rd, publisher Penguin Bookshop is opening a pop-up shop in collaboration with gal-dem and Waterstones in occasion of the launch of Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming. The shop, located on 2 Bury Place, is a temporary venue and will close down a week from now, on November 30th. In the next seven days, a number of talks, parties, workshops and events will be hosted. The focus is, as well as on the former first lady’s book, will be on women and non-binary Afro American writers, activists and journalists. Visitors will also get the one-off chance to see an exhibition showcasing unseen photographs portraying Michelle both as a young girl with her family and as the successful woman we’re accustomed to. On November 3rd, Obama will be in conversation with novelist
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