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Vandal throws paint over Black Madonna of Czestochowa

The revered Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Photo: AFP

Polish police detained a 58-year-old man after he threw vials of black paint at the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary believed to work miracles.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, 3:36am

Marlene Mocquet

Marlene Mocquet FEAST Projects

For French painter Marlene Mocquet, the material she uses - and how it is applied on the canvas - is as important as her fantastical images. A New York Times art reviewer in 2007 observed that the artist exploited 'paint's possibilities with flair, working thick, then thin, dripping, pouring and staining'.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

An egg-citing surprise!

The rules:

Finish the picture above and show us what this egg has cracked open to reveal. You can use pencil, crayons, paint, glitter - anything you like. The more imaginative your creation, the better.

The competition will be judged in two categories: 11 years and under; and 12-18 years old.

SCMP staff members and their families cannot enter.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

World-class city should not allow its elderly to languish in helpless indignity

I visited an elderly relative in a Kowloon care home and was appalled by the conditions.

Granted there was a certain degree of cleanliness, but I was struck by the suffocating and pervasive stench of stale excrement.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No place like home

It can be difficult to make a rented flat feel like home, but there are easy and inexpensive ways to make your leased space feel more inviting.

One of the biggest hurdles is psychological. Try to live in the present and think of the apartment as your own, not a place you will eventually leave.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fresh start for old wallpaper

Wallpaper has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Where once only paint would do, now it seems everything goes, from traditional flocked and damask prints to new metallics.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Flower power

What you'll need:

Thick paper

Drinking straws



Paint, marker pens, glitter


1. Draw lots of flowers on thick paper and cut them out.

2. Decorate the flowers with paint, marker pens or glitter.

3. Poke a tiny hole in the centre of each flower.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Business tool doubles as a social toy

Application Sketches 2 Platforms iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Price US$4.99

If you think that sketch and drawing apps are only for graphic designers, think again.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am