14 février 2010

Rank insignia, fourth degree military, tiger. Qing dynasty, about 1870 @ Indinanpolis Museum of Art

Rank insignia, fourth degree military, tiger. Qing dynasty, about 1870, satin. 11 x 11 1/4 in. Gift of Paul A. J. Spheeris. 74.181A-B. Indinanpolis Museum of Art © Indinanpolis Museum of Art 
14 février 2010

Tiger-head jar. Three Kingdoms period, about 250 @ Indinanpolis Museum of Art

Tiger-head jar. Three Kingdoms period, about 250, stoneware with green glaze. Gift of Dr. Ralph Marcove. 1984.260. Indinanpolis Museum of Art © Indinanpolis Museum of Art 
14 février 2010

Gao Qipei (1660-1734), Tiger seen from above, c. 1700 @ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Gao Qipei (1660-1734), Tiger seen from above, c. 1700. Ink and colours on paper, 105,3 x 51,5 cm. AK-RAK-1991-10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam A languid, heavily-built tiger strolls along a mountain path. It seems as if the artist was able to approach the animal unobserved and captured it on paper on the spot. The Chinese painter Gao Qipei (1660-1734) probably saw the animal while out hunting tigers. On the way he made sketches. This large vertical scroll. Many Chinese paintings are made in the form of... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2010

Chinese Tigers @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Disk (bi). Chinese. Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 4th–3rd century B.C. Nephrite with carved openwork design of a tiger-dragon and a rice pattern decoration. 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.). Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Anonymous Gift. 1989.102. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Provenance/Ownership History: Purchased from Donald J. Wineman, New York, NY. Belt clasp in the form of a tiger battling snakes. Chinese. Eastern Zhou dynasty. 5th century B.C. Gilt bronze; from the Ordos region, 8.8... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Two tigers from Antoine Louis Barye @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875), Tiger in its Lair, undated, 24.5 x 32.5 cm (9 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.). Bequest of Susan Cornelia Warren. 03.609. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875), Tiger attacking Antelope. French, 19th century. Metal; bronze. 33.18 x 52.07 cm (13 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.). Gift of Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall. 42.466. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
14 février 2010

Tigres de Chine au Musée Guimet, Paris

Moine pèlerin portant des livres / Chine, province du Gansu, Dunhuang, Grotte Mogao. IXe siècle. Encre, or et couleurs sur soie. 79 x 52 cm. Mission Pelliot. EO 1138. Musée Guimet, Paris Cette peinture représente une image stéréotypée largement diffusée en Chine et dans l’Extrême Orient, ainsi qu’au Tibet, à savoir un moine missionnaire aux traits prononcés, tels que les Chinois se figuraient les étrangers, ployant sous la charge des textes bouddhiques d’où s’élèvent des nuées mystiques dans lesquelles apparaît une image d’un... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Japanese Tigers in British Museum

Porcelain plate with design of tiger. From Arita, Japan, Edo period, AD 1650-1670s. Gift of Mr. Akihiko Shibata. Asia JA 1997.1-21.13. British Museum, London The tiger and bamboo are often depicted together in Japanese art, symbolizing complementary aspects of strength. The tiger has aggressive strength, while the gentle bamboo will bend but not break. This beast with its wide eyes and long vigorously waving tail has a somewhat playful air. Maruyama Okyo, Tigers Crossing a River, a six-panel folding screen.... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2010

Tigers in Victoria & Albert Museum

Tippoo's Tiger, automaton with mechanical organ, India, about 1793. Museum no. 2545(IS). Victoria & Albert Museum, London This extraordinary model of a tiger devouring a European belonged to the Indian ruler Tipu Sultan. Tipu was known as the 'Tiger of Mysore' and the automaton was a symbol of his authority and a reflection of his opposition to the British. The tiger houses an organ, possibly the work of a Frenchman in Tipu's service, which simulates its roar and the shrieks of the victim. 'Tiger and Magpie',... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2010

"Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art" @ China Institute Gallery

Anonymous, "Portrait of Confucius as Minister of Justice in Lu State". Ming dynasty (1368–1644) Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, 117.5 × 65.7 cm (painting only) 147.7 × 77.3 cm (painting and colophons) 273.5 × 91.5 cm (overall with mounting). Shandong Provincial Museum NEW YORK, NY.- A landmark exhibition on the extraordinary philosopher, statesman and teacher known as Confucius (551- 479 BCE ) will be on view at China Institute Gallery from February 11 though June 13, 2010. "Confucius: His Life and Legacy... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Cung Chuc Tân Xuân - 新年快樂 - Bonne Année - Happy New Year

Cung Chuc Tân Xuân 新年快樂 Bonne Année Happy New Year L'année du Tigre sera généralement marquée par une fébrilité inhabituelle dans tous les domaines. Tout sera remis en question ; ce sera le règne du progressisme. Même l'Église catholique, souvent considérée à tort ou à raison comme particulièrement autoritaire et conservatrice, ne se trouvera pas à l'abri de courants de contestation et de dissidence. Bien des régimes dans différentes parties du monde seront menacés. Coups d'État et tentatives de coups d'État se... [Lire la suite]
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