25 décembre 2010

Yuan Pottery in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Bottle with Design of  Waves, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Pottery with painted decoration (Jizhou ware); H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm), Diam. of foot: 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm). Lent by Jiangxi Provincial Museum Water painting was a major genre in Chinese art of the Song dynasty (960–1279). Albums were painted with images of water in every mode, from gentle ripples to crashing breakers. Walls and screens were also decorated with waves. Few water paintings are known after the... [Lire la suite]