a spectrum selection

Laser show 

A visitor interacts with a laser light art piece created by a French artist during a digital art show in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. The exhibition is part of the celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties of China and France. Photo: REUTERS

Makeover time 

A violin table base by French artist Arman is displayed in the historic luxury art nouveau hotel Lutetia in Paris, during the public presentation of more than 3,000 items of furniture and decorative objects from the Left Bank hotel — as well as nearly 8,000 bottles of wines and spirits for auction. Le Lutetia, whose guests included Pablo Picasso, Charles de Gaulle and James Joyce, has closed for a three-year renovation.

Burlesque dance

Classical traditional burlesque dancer Cherokee Rose performs a fan dance at the Black Cat night club in Washington, DC. The growing US burlesque movement, performers say, is an art that lies at the intersection of intellect and flesh. 

Pope travels

A couple buy tickets at a counter next to an official painting by French street artist Christian Guemy aka C215 representing Pope Francis at the Piazza di Spagna metro station in Rome. Pope’s portrait is part of an artistic project launched by Rome’s transportation company Atac. Photos: AFP