David D'Arcy. The market for some artists is riding a familiar wave of drug fortunes, according to insiders who track illegal shipments between Colombia and Venezuela. Fernando Botero, whose prices surged when he became a favourite of Colombian drug barons, is now an artist of choice in Caracas.
Naked models grin and bare it in the name of artThe weekend's annual World Meeting of Body Art included body painting, tattoo art, performances and workshops. Fifty-two artists from 18 countries shared their creations at the gathering in Caracas, joining about Venezuelans, organisers said. In pictures: See the amazing body art Warning: Nudity.
The violence came amid intense political turmoil as the opposition challenged the president. The United Nations, in a new report, paints a picture of just how violent Venezuela has become. The U.
One of my childhood memories is being in a playground and playing Miss Venezuela. It was no small thing. Only after several years did I realise not only the self-inflicted damage that this wrought upon our national psyche, but that other countries would also have this image of ourselves as the country of beauty pageants.
Alluding to reports of clandestine meetings that had taken place between opposition members and people in Mr. Maduro said at a news conference. It was not immediately clear why he seemed to be taking a softer tone.
The guards in front of Caracas's Museum of Contemporary Art did not appear to feel too threatened by the protest taking place on their doorstep. Early one recent morning more than a dozen women wearing nothing but red genie pants gathered at the doors of the institution from where Henri Matisse's Odalisque in Red Trousers went missing, to ask for the prompt return of the painting they were emulating. The women were photographed by the Venezuelan artist Violette Bule in poses reminiscent of the post-impressionist work that was replaced with a fake over a decade ago.
After a university student was beaten and stripped naked by masked government supporters in Venezuela last week, outraged men and women have taken to social media to show their solidarity. They got naked, but on their own terms. Using the hashtag MejorDesnudosQue, translated as "Better Naked Than," many Venezuelans posted nude photos of themselves to express their disgust over the brutal crackdown on the months-long opposition protests in their country.
Venezuela is a country of much beauty; we pride ourselves vastly in the many gorgeous views, places and traditions we have. One of our cultural features is the abundance of talented artists which grace our country. This urban work depicts a half-naked, voluptuous woman in a suggesting position and with an uncomforted look of in her face.
As a Venezuelan actor and playwright, I have written more than seven plays and performed on more than 20 stages in Venezuela and Argentina. Choosing to work in drama and the performing arts is a troublesome road almost everywhere in the world. But today theaters and actors in Caracas face impossible odds.
While it was not the first crackdown on dissent under Maduro, the scope and severity of the repression in reached levels unseen in Venezuela in recent memory. Security forces and armed pro-government groups attacked protesters in the streets, using extreme and at times lethal force, causing dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Authorities detained thousands of protesters and bystanders, many of whom have been subsequently prosecuted in military courts. The crackdown has extended beyond the protests, with government intelligence agents pulling people from their homes or detaining them on the streets even when no demonstrations were taking place.