08 janvier 2011

Courtauld Conservation Experts Undertake New Research of Wall Paintings in Bhutan

Late 17th-century painting in the Gyalsey zimchung, a private room in Tango monastery © The Courtauld Institute of Art. LONDON.- The small and stunningly beautiful Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has for many years intrigued the West, not least on account of its geographic isolation, its hermetic reputation, and its distinct and perfectly preserved culture. The core of Bhutan’s identity is its Tibetan Buddhist heritage which, uniquely in the modern world, remains as rich and vital as it ever has been. In over two thousand thriving... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2010

“Koechlin for the twenty-first century” @ The Courtauld Institute of Art

Relief, Virgin and Child (French or Netherlandish, c. 1300-1350). 146mm x 43mm x 20mm. Photo: The Courtauld Gallery. LONDON.- When in 1924 the French scholar Raymond Koechlin published his three-volume study of French Gothic Ivories, his catalogue numbered 1,328 objects and was illustrated by some 500 images. Since then, many more ivories have surfaced in auction houses as well as private and public collections; valuable articles and catalogues have been written; scientific examination and increasing expertise have all... [Lire la suite]