05 février 2010

First Bilingual, Collaboratively Authored Guide to Chinese Contemporary Art Launches

ArtSpeakChina now contains well over 300 articles and a multi-media timeline of historical and arts events since 1949, and is growing by the day NEW YORK, NY.- ArtSpeakChina (ASC), the first online, collaboratively authored bilingual encyclopedia of Chinese contemporary art officially launched today. Now online at both www.artspeakchina.org and www.tanyishu.cn, the Wikipedia-style reference guide provides both English and Mandarin speakers with hundreds of in-depth articles on Chinese artists and the world of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2010

Selection of sapphires jewels sold @ Sotheby's. Important Jewels. 03 Feb 10. New York

Sapphire and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 21.24 carats, flanked by trapeze-cut and round diamonds weighing approximately 2.10 carats, mounted in platinum, size 5¾. Est. 90,000—110,000 USD. Lot Sold 110,500 USD Pair of sapphire and diamond earrings. Photo Sotheby's Pear-shaped sapphires weighing approximately 10.85 carats, round and rose-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.20 carats, mounted in platinum. Est. 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 26,250 USD Sapphire and... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2010

Ming style Blue & White Charger. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Ming style Blue & White Charger. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com A large blue and white Ming style dish (charger) with rounded sides rising in a gentle flare to a out-turned rolled rim supported on a ring foot decorated on the exterior with a meandering lotus blossom and tendril scroll between line borders framed by a single leafy tendril scroll border.  The interior cavetto repeating this pattern with the well of the dish also covered in a blossoming lotus tendril... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2010

Blue & White Imperial Dragon Saucer. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

Blue & White Imperial Dragon Saucer. 清代 Qing Dynasty, 乾隆 Qianlong Period (1736-1795) © 2000-2010 teadust.com A fine blue and white saucer with everted rim painted on the interior with a writhing  five clawed dragon amongst flames with the flaming pearl, framed within double line borders. A further double line border decorates the cavetto rim. The exterior painted with two dragons, each chasing a flaming pearl surrounded by flames. The rim and base trimmed with single line borders. The base is glazed white... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2010

'Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light' @ National Gallery of Scotland

Christen Købke, View of the Plaster Cast Collection at Charlottenborg, 1830. The Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen. © courtesy of the owners LONDON.- 'Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light' is the first monographic exhibition of paintings by Christen Købke (1810–1848) ever to be shown outside Denmark. Købke is arguably one of the greatest talents of Denmark’s Golden Age, yet a solo exhibition of his work outside his homeland has eluded him until now. This show comprises 48 of Købke’s most beautiful and distinguished works... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2010

Freer and Sackler Galleries Launch First Web Resource of "Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy"

The Web resource represents a particularly rich period in Chinese art, showcasing foundational Song and Yuan styles, themes and artists WASHINGTON, DC.- The earliest Chinese paintings in one of the most important collections in the West are now featured in a new public Web resource launched by the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries. “Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy” contains hundreds of images and comprehensive documentation of the Freer’s exceptional holdings of 85 works of Chinese brushwork from the 10th... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2010

Timothy Brook, Le Chapeau de Vermeer. Le XVIIe siècle à l'aube de la mondialisation

Le Chapeau de Vermeer est un livre brillant et singulier. Derrière ce titre mystérieux se cachent sept histoires passionnantes, sept voyages à travers le globe, que Timothy Brook déroule à partir de six tableaux de Vermeer et une faïence. Eminent sinologue s'offrant une incursion dans la Hollande de l'âge d'or, Brook nous convie en effet à une autre lecture des oeuvres de Vermeer. Non pas celle d'un historien d'art qui s'attacherait à l'usage de la lumière ou de la couleur, mais bien celle d'un historien qui focalise son... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2010

'The Young Vermeer' @ National Galleries of Scotland

Johannes (Jan) Vermeer, ‘The Procuress’,1656. Canvas, 143 X 130 cm. Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister EDINBURGH.- Three paintings from Johannes Vermeer’s early career will be reunited for the very first time at in a display at the National Galleries of Scotland in December 2010. The Young Vermeer will present a unique opportunity to compare directly these three works and discover more about the development of this celebrated artist. Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is world-renowned for his meticulous... [Lire la suite]