PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 08 January, 2012, 12:00am



This is the final week to check out an exhibition dedicated to the aesthetic movement, a trend that focused on 'arts for art's sake' and was the dominating theme among England's artists during the mid-19th century, most notably writer Oscar Wilde (below). Running at the Musee d'Orsay, the 'Beauty, Morals and Voluptuousness in the England of Oscar Wilde' exhibition features paintings and written works by artists such as Rossetti, Morris, Burne-Jones, and Beardsley.


His pupil, Michelangelo, constantly overshadowed him, but Italian painter Pietro Perugino was one of the originators of oil painting and a pioneer of the Renaissance movement. A selection of his finest works, including Virgin Appearing to St Bernard (above), is on display at Munich's Alte Pinakothek, one of the oldest art galleries in the world. The exhibition ends on January 15.


Actress Meryl Streep (below) will be honoured with a Golden Bear award for lifetime achievement at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, to be held from February 9 to 19. The 62-year-old is also the frontrunner to win the top female acting prize for her role as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

New York

The Allman Brothers Band (below) have announced a series of March dates at New York's Beacon Theatre, running from March 9 to 25. Tickets went on sale last Friday. The blues rock legends have made the Beacon Theatre something of a home, playing there every spring.


Who knew the queen was a fan of Apple? Jonathan Paul Ive, head of Apple's product design team, was awarded a knighthood by the British monarch last week. The 44-year-old Ive (right) worked closely with the late Steve Jobs in conceptualising the minimalistic designs of the iMac, Macbook, iPhone and iPad.


The South Korean capital is not known as a hot spot for touring Western musicians, but automobile maker Hyundai is looking to change that with a concert series dubbed the 'Culture Project'. Wednesday sees Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice (right) playing at the Olympic Hall.