01 décembre 2010

"The First Emperor, China's entombed warriors" @ the Art Gallery of New South Wales

A security man, in silhouette, stands guard at the exhibition of "The First Emperor, China's entombed warriors" at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Discovered by villagers in 1974, the underground army was created to protect the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC) in readiness for the afterlife. AP Photo / Jeremy Piper. . SYDNEY.- The First Emperor: China’s entombed warriors brings to Sydney one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time. Australia... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2010

Philantropist and Arts Patron Announces His Significant Bequest to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato, The Virgin in Prayer, after 1640. Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 34.5 cm SYDNEY.- Kenneth Reed today announced his intention to bequeath to the Art Gallery of New South Wales a substantial collection of old master paintings, Italian Maiolica and European 18th-century porcelain. Numbering over 70 items in total the Ken Reed bequest will represent a most significant addition to the gallery’s European collection said Edmund Capon, Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Mr Reed, a... [Lire la suite]