23 avril 2010

Christie's Presents the Most Valuable Chinese Painting Ever Offered at Auction

Landscapes Inspired by Du Fu’s Poetic Sensibilities valued at HK$120 million/US$15.5 million. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 HONG KONG.- A masterpiece valued at HK$120 million/US$15,480,000 by Ming Dynasty Chinese classical painting master Shitao (石涛) (1642–1707) will be offered by leading international auction house Christie’s at its Hong Kong Spring Sales on May 28th. Shitao, a renowned scholar-artist, was one of the most influential painters of his time and had a profound effect on the artistic development of subsequent... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2010

Peinture impériale représentant quatre des seize principaux luohans, Chine, dynastie Ming, règne de Jingtai, 1454.

 Chine, dynastie Ming, règne de Jingtai, 1454. Peinture représentant quatre des seize principaux luohans (saints du bouddhisme), peinture sur soie, marque de Jingtai, 140 x 79,5 cm. Estimation : 40 000/50 000 €. photo courtesy Henri Adam SVV Importante peinture verticale en polychromie sur soie, représentant quatre des dix-huit principaux luohan, saints du bouddhisme, figurés parmi des pins et des nuées. Il s’agirait de Subinda, Bintuoluo, Kalia et Gopaka, accompagnés d’un assistant et recevant l’hommage... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2010

Scènes érotiques chinoises peintes sur soie.

Scènes érotiques chinoises peintes sur soie. photo courtesy Brigitte Muller SARL Rouleau de 28 cm de haut Long 330 cm avec 12 peintures de 20,5 x 21 entourées de soie bleue. VENTE AUX ENCHèRES LE JEUDI 15 AVRIL à AUTUN par Brigitte Muller SARL. Tél. : 03.85.86.22.44 - Fax : 03.85.86.33.11 - Email : muller@interencheres.com
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07 avril 2010

Sotheby's Achieves Highest Total for a Various-Owner Chinese Paintings Sale

Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965), "Chess Playing", ink and colour on paper, framed, signed FU BAOSHI, dated gui wei, 1943, the seventh lunar month, with three seals of the artist, and three collector's seals; 87.7 by 59.9 cm. 34 1/2 by 23 1/2 in. Est. 5,000,000—7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 38,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2010 held today achieved a total of HK$418,212,000/ US$53,616,923, the highest total Sotheby’s has ever achieved for a various-owner Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Classical Chinese Painting Sold in the US

Bada Shanren, "Two Mynas on a Rock", 1692 sold for $2,994,500 – many multiples of the $400/600,000 estimate, at the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction. NEW YORK, NY.- This morning at Sotheby’s a record was set for a Classical Chinese painting sold in the US when Bada Shanren’s "Two Mynas on a Rock" from 1692 sold for $2,994,500 – many multiples of the $400/600,000 estimate, at the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction. Henry Howard-Sneyd, Vice Chairman, Asian Art at Sotheby’s said: “The... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2010

"Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting of China and Japan" @ The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Qiao Zhongchang, Chinese (act. Late 11th-early 12th century). Detail, Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff, 11th century-early 12th century. Hand scroll, ink on paper. Purchase: Nelson Gallery Foundation, F80-5. KANSAS CITY, MO.- A rare Chinese scroll by Qiao Zhongchang is part of the current rotation of Chinese and Japanese paintings at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting in China and Japan. The exhibition offers 23 paintings including Qiao... [Lire la suite]
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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09 février 2010

'Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910–1997)' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Xie Zhiliu (Chinese, 1910–1997), Celestial Maiden. Datable to 1942–43. Drawing mounted as a hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, Overall: 51 3/16 x 26 3/4 in. (130 x 68 cm) 2005.411.4 © 2000–2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art NEW YORK, NY.- A new installation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mastering the Art of Chinese Painting: Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997), demonstrates how Chinese artists learned, historically, from earlier masterpieces and from nature. It showcases more than 100 works—including paintings, sketches,... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2010

Portrait of Wang Huan & Portrait of Feng Ping, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century @ Freer Gallery of Ar

無名氏, 王渙像, 北宋. Anonymous, Portrait of Wang Huan, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century. Inv. F1948.10. Freer Gallery of Art Album leaf; ink and color on silk, 41.7 x 31.7 cm (16-7/16 x 12-1/2 in). For documenation, http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/F1948.10/F1948-10.Documentation.pdf 無名氏, 馮平像, 北宋. Anonymous, Portrait of Feng Ping, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century. Inv. F1948.11. Freer Gallery of Art Album leaf; ink and color on silk, 42.4 x 32.6 cm (16-11/16 x 12-13/16 in) For documenation,... [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]