20 décembre 2010

Deux statues de Guanyin et une statue tantrique d' Avalokiteshvara, Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle

Statue de Guanyin en bronze laqué polychrome. Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Représentée assise en dhyanasana, les mains en buddhapatramudra, vêtue d'une jupe ceinturée à la taille, de la robe monastique retombant des épaules en plis souples, le torse nu, parée d'un collier ouvragé, le visage serein, les lèvres fines, le nez aquilin, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux coiffés en chignon, le front ceint d'un diadème duquel pendent des rubans, traces de laque or et de pigments vert, rouge et... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

"The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting" @ the Rubin Museum of Art

The Ngor Abbot Sanggye Sengge as Lineal Guru of the Path with the Fruit. Tibet; 1580s-1590s. Distemper on cotton, 48 x 26 in. Rubin Museum of Art, F1996.26.1 (HAR 493) NEW YORK, NY.- For centuries Tibetans looked to their Buddhist heartland, India, for spiritual inspiration. During the second spread of Buddhism to Tibet, they also faithfully reproduced the sacred art of the Pala kingdom in northeastern India. But when Turkic raiders destroyed India's key monasteries in 1203, Indian Buddhism was wiped out, leaving Tibetan... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2010

Sculptures and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Highlights include a large and important gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 14th century. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 14th, The Christie's Asian Art Week will commence with the sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, offering over 200 selected works including exceptional bronzes, sculpture, and paintings from Gandhara, the Himalayas, India and Indonesia. The sale not only offers treasures at many different price levels, but also offers works that spans a... [Lire la suite]