France

Renaissance masterpiece discovered in woman's kitchen

Painting by a 13th century artist found in a house in the the French town of Compiegne could be worth up to $6.6m.

Renaissance masterpiece discovered in woman's kitchen

Al Jazeera World

Nasreddine Dinet: The French Orientalist

The life and work of a French artist who shook up Orientalist painting by portraying Saharan people as they really were.

Arts & Culture

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.

Art

'Living in crazy times': Finding new bearings via art

Militarisation of Chittagong, Rohingya refugees, future deities - politics is at forefront of 2018 Dhaka Art Summit.

Finding new bearings in uncertain times, via art

Saudi Arabia

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Record-breaking art purchase of famous Christ portrait for $450bn was made by Prince Salman's 'friend and associate'.

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Witness

Minister of Garbage: From Rubbish to Art in Kinshasa

A Congolese artist inspires young and old to reflect on the future of Africa through his artwork.

Opinion

George W Bush cannot hide his crimes behind paintings

The former US president's book of paintings depicting US soldiers is nothing more than an image reconstruction project.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Opinion

Rethinking the Arab capital through art

Cliche East vs West paradigms need to yield to the notion of art beyond borders.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

Abstracting the savaged body of Emmett Till

Dana Schutz's painting Open Casket raises many questions about depiction of racial violence in contemporary US society.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Travel ban

Syrian artist vows never to seek US visa under Trump

Syrian Khaled Akil, whose work is being exhibited in California, joins artists protesting discriminatory travel ban.

Artist Khaled Akil vows not to seek US visa under Trump

Opinion

When Muslims ruled the civilised world

Beyond the paradox of celebrating a bygone Islamic civilization at the height of Islamophobia in the United States.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

AJ IMPACT

India turns shipping containers into 'vessels of art'

With the help of local and international artists, residents of Oklha have transformed their community into art havens.

Art

Syrian artists find solace in Istanbul

A Syrian-run art centre is giving refugees the chance to continue pursuing their passions in Turkey's cultural capital.

Syrian artists find solace in Istanbul

Opinion

Change through art: Latin America's other revolution

Art is being used as a tool to overcome trauma and displacement and to forge a new Latin American identity.

Patricia Boero

by Patricia Boero

Patricia Boero