Pamplona, Jul 9 (AP/UNB) — Health authorities in northern Spain's Pamplona say two people were injured in Tuesday's speedy bull run, although there were no gorings, unlike in previous days.
The race along the 930-yard (850-meter) cobbled-street course to the bullring lasted just over 2 minutes, the fastest so far this year.
Four people — two Americans and two Spaniards — have been gored since the daily races started on Sunday.
Tomás Belzunegui, deputy director of the regional hospital, says that a man who fractured his ankle badly on Tuesday will likely remain hospitalized but that a runner who hit his head against the floor will likely be discharged soon.
The nine-day San Fermin fiesta attracts revelers from around the world who test their bravery and speed dashing through the streets with six fighting bulls.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) - A day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government’s plan to turn 17 ‘iconic’ tourist sites into world-class destinations, UNESCO announced Jaipur City in Rajasthan as a World Heritage Site in India, reports The Indian Express.
Sharing the tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Jaipur is a city associated with culture and valour. Elegant and energetic, Jaipur’s hospitality draws people from all over. Glad that this city has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by @UNESCO.”
Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is a famous tourist destination known for its vibrant culture, history and architectural marvels. Some of the well-known tourist destinations in the city include Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Hawa Mahal.
Some other destinations that made it to the list include Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain; Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Australia; Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, China; Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia; Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan, Japan, among others.
Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) - A two-week long solo art exhibition of young artist Farzana Rahman Bobby titled ‘The Soul of The Soil’ has kicked off at Gallery Shilpangan in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
Renowned artist Monirul Islam inaugurated the exhibition on the gallery premises on Friday evening while artist and critic Javed Jalil was present as a special guest.
Farzana approaches nature to harness its spirit rather than expressing her fidelity to the visible markers while her ecosystem is devoid of easily recognisable forms.
The artist has so far participated in a number of group exhibitions, including 21st National Art Exhibition, ‘Life 2’ at Gallery Cosmos-2, 16th Asian Art Biennale, 19th Young Artist Art Exhibition, group printmaking exhibition ‘Amader Kotha’ organised by Shako.
She also took part in workshops under renowned artist Biren Shome, Alamgir Haque, internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Toshihisa Fudezuka, and Indian artists -Nirmalendu Das and Pinaki Barua.
The exhibition will remain open from 3pm to 8pm every day till July 18.
London, Jul 6 (AP/UNB) — British artist Leon Kossoff, who painted his home city of London in all its moody, rough-edged glory, has died. He was 92.
Annely Juda Fine Art, which represents Kossoff, said he died Thursday after a short illness. Another of the artist's galleries, LA Louver in Los Angeles, also confirmed his death.
Born in London in 1926 to Russian Jewish immigrants, Kossoff grew up in the city's tough East End and served in the army during World War II before studying at St. Martin's school of art.
He is considered a member of the "School of London" group of post-war artists — alongside Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach — who pursued careers in figurative painting regardless of changing artistic fashions.
Inspired by the Old Masters, Kossoff painted portraits of friends and family, but is best known for his urban landscapes of a gritty, war-scarred London. Streets, churches, swimming pools, subway stations and railway bridges were all rendered in dark-hued, thickly layered oil paint. Kossoff would often paint all day and then scrape off most of it in frustration, repeating the process day after day.
Annely Juda said in a statement that Kossoff "saw beauty in everything and everybody."
"His death robs us of one of Britain's greatest painters, but his work reminds us of the continuing potency of painting to comprehend the world in which we live," the gallery said.
Though never as famous as Bacon or Freud, Kossoff's works have sold for six and seven figures. A 1971 painting of London's Willesden Junction railway interchange fetched 1.39 million pounds ($1.74 million) at a Christie's auction last year.
Kossoff represented Britain at the 1995 Venice Biennale, and had a major show the following year at London's Tate gallery. His work has been shown around the world, including at London's National Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was an honorary foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.