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Zimbabwean artist's dynamic stone sculptures find global acclaim

Zimbabwean artist's dynamic stone sculptures find global acclaim

HARARE (Reuters) - When Dominic Benhura started creating traditional Zimbabwean stone sculptures as a teenager four decades ago, he never imagined that art would bring him fame or fortune. Born to a peasant family in 1968 in Murewa, 90 kilometers northeast of Harare, Benhura is now a globally acclaimed artist and a leading proponent of the style. Sculptors

Threat of coronavirus hangs heavily over Rome Raphael spectacular

Threat of coronavirus hangs heavily over Rome Raphael spectacular

ROME (Reuters) - An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael opens in Rome this week but the show risks being overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak sweeping Italy. The Scuderie del Quirinale gallery has sold almost 70,000 tickets in online sales even before the doors open to the public, a record for