Art continues to reinvent itself by conquering technological frontiers and pushing creative boundaries. In our lead video this week, Futurism introduces eDAVID, a one-armed robot capable of painting famous masterpieces. Meanwhile, The Guardian considers David Hockney's return to portraiture in his latest London exhibition and The Wall Street Journal tours the newly renovated Ritz Paris and wonders if 21st-century travellers still crave the old-world luxury the storied hotel promises.

If you missed last week's edition, catch up on the art world after Brexit, highlights from Masterpiece London and the best restaurants in Hong Kong here.  

Meet the Van Gogh of Robots

A one-armed robot can now replicate fine art masterpeices. The Drawing Apparatus for Vivid Interactive Display, or eDAVID, is designed to analyze artworks then apply paint to a canvas to mirror the originals. See a video of the eDavid at work here. (Futurism)



Which Shows Do Art Insiders
Regret Missing?

With a busy schedule of museum and gallery shows worldwide, attending every incredible exhibition can be difficult. Artnet talked to twelve art world insiders and experts to find out what show they regret missing the most. (Artnet News


Louvre Abu Dhabi to Host Summit
on Culture and Terrorism

This December, the United Arab Emirates and France will co-host a global summit to protect cultural heritage from destructive acts of terrorism. The ground-breaking coalition will be held at the Louvre Abu Dhabi following the building's completion.
(The Art Newspaper

Inside Beijing's Growing Art District

From Audi to Ai Weiwei, creative individuals and companies are flocking to Beijing's 798 art district. Originally the centre of the capital's booming contemporary art scene, the area is quickly becoming an international hub for design, innovation and creativity. (Bloomberg



David Hockney's Return to Portraiture

Following his 2012 presentation of landscape paintings, David Hockney returns to the Royal Academy of Arts with a new body of work. In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, the British-born artist takes a democratic approach to portraiture, featuring each of his varied subjects in a simple yellow chair against a vibrant background. (The Guardian)


Can the Newly Renovated
Ritz Paris Succeed?

Reopening its gilded doors after a $450 million, four-year renovation, the iconic Ritz Paris promises traditional old-world luxury to its guests. But do 21st-century travellers want to live in the past?
(Wall Street Journal)



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