Iranian Art

When Arab Music Meets Beethoven | Music | DW

The first thing that appeared at the concert at the Trinitatiskirche in Bonn on Sunday was its relaxed atmosphere. The conductor, Bassem Hawar, conducted his musicians while playing his joza, a violin-like instrument, and the singers openly gesticulated as they sang, occasionally getting into a little dance. Hawar, winner of …

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The Art of Time: perfect chords over time

Some of the oldest crafts in the world have, over time, become products of unparalleled perfection. The earliest examples of jewelry, for example, which date back to ancient Egypt, spawned a multitude of luxury jewelry houses like Cartier, renowned for producing extravagant gemstones of the highest quality and the most …

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Best art and theater exhibitions in Singapore in July

From art exhibitions to plays, July is packed with must-see shows for culture enthusiasts. There is something for everyone. You can catch two captivating plays on stage this month, one by acclaimed playwright Duncan Macmillan and the other locally successful LGBTQ + activist and comedian. Pam Oei. These two touch …

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United States announces normalization of relations with Sudan

LONDON: Escalating economic pressure combined with multilateral sanctions imposed on Iran have led to a wave of thefts from royal tombs and widespread looting of Iran’s historic cultural sites. “The tombs and mausoleums of our kings are openly known and accessible for excavation,” said an infamous thief, who adopted an …

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The halo: A symbol that has spread around the world

Then, with the growing acceptance of Christianity in the Roman Empire, artists began to portray Jesus with a halo, now considered the highest symbol of divinely sanctioned authority. This new arrival in Christian iconography occurred around AD 300, more than two centuries after its appearance in Buddhism. It was a …

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