New, penetrating insights into a Picasso masterpiece

Photo: Handout

"The most important painting of the twentieth century." This was said of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon before the century was even half over. It remains one of the most original and disturbing works in the history of art.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 1:11pm

The Ragged Edge of the World

The Ragged Edge of the World by Eugene Linden (read by Luis Moreno) Recorded Books (audiobook)

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Picasso - Masterpieces from Musee National Picasso, Paris

Fifty-five works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) on loan from Paris' Musee National Picasso (including La lecture de la Lettre). A Le French May programme. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$20. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 22

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

BOOK (1974)

Travesties by Tom Stoppard Grove Press

27 May 2012 - 12:00am


Simplify by Joshua Becker Self-published (e-book)

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Know Your Ballet Music

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Future luxury homes may require technician on staff

Imagine the scene: the bedside alarm clock goes off at 9am, the bed is suddenly elevated to a 60-degree angle, the floor at the foot of the bed opens up and you slide through to land in a chair at the breakfast table. Two robots then proceed to dress you while your toast is automatically buttered.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Australian Paul Davies' paintings (including Seidler House, Blue Forest, 2011, left) consider the impact modernist architecture has had on his homeland. Today-Sat, 11am-7pm, The Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan. Inquiries: 2291 0006. Ends Sat

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Asia Pacific Dance Platform 2011

Asia Pacific Dance Platform 2011 Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre Reviewed: Feb 26

Now in its third season, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's Asia Pacific Dance Platform brings together contemporary dance artists from around the region for a series of workshops and performances.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Finding meaning in a picture

Many famous painters only become famous after they die. Often, their love for their art is more important than food. Munch saw his artworks as his children, and hated selling them.

Beginnings and endings

Edvard Munch was born in Norway on December 12, 1863. He travelled all over the world with his art. But he was in Norway when he died on January 23, 1944.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Somebody Else's Century

Somebody Else's Century by Patrick Smith Pantheon Books HK$208

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

G.O.D. founder puts in some legwork for design competition

Looking at a chair may tell you more about a designer than trying to read his palm. At least that's what G.O.D. co-founder Douglas Young believes.

'A chair is a sensual object, so common and versatile. It can easily reflect the designer's style and philosophy,' he said.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Seraphine (DVD)

Directed by Martin Provost, Seraphine is a beautiful portrait of an unhappy artist swathed in talent and then, sadly, in madness.

The film introduces Seraphine (Yolande Moreau) as an eccentric cleaning lady in a town outside Paris. A social outcast, she spends the day mopping floors, then devotes the night-time to obsessively painting still life.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am


Sundaram Tagore Gallery Feb 24 to Mar 28

Natvar Bhavsar, best known for his pure-pigment paintings, says colours are like sounds that reverberate with rhythm. The New York-based Indian artist says that over the past 50 years he has created art that investigates the 'power and the possibilities' of colour.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Chequered love

The re-emergence of pop art in interior design couldn't have come at a better time. As world economies continue to wobble and our future seems uncertain, it's a relief to find comic strips on drawers and sailors on curtains. Meanwhile, cubic furniture and spherical lighting are catering for the needs of the less brave.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am