31 octobre 2010

An ivory okimono of a skull, Japan, signed Tomochika, Meiji period

An ivory okimono of a  skull, Japan, signed Tomochika, Meiji period. photo courtesy Nagel L. 5,4 cm. Good condition - Estimate 300 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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30 octobre 2010

A pair of blue-ground phoenix cloisonné enamel vases, Japan, Meiji period

A pair of blue-ground phoenix cloisonné enamel vases, Japan, Meiji period. photo courtesy Nagel H. 18,8 cm. One vase very slightly chipped at the neck - Estimate 1 500 € Property from a German private collection Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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25 octobre 2010

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period

Rare antique Japanese painting from shoheiga in sumi and colors on gold leaf applied paper (kinpaku), mounted as two panel folding screen. Japan. Late 17th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) Period. courtesy Imari Gallery www.imarigallery.com
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25 février 2010

«Focus Japan» @ Only Photography, Berlin

The exhibition starts with an overview of the gallery's collection. ©Only Photography BERLIN.- «Focus Japan» is Only Photography's first exhibition about Japanese Photography this year. The exhibition starts with an overview of the gallery's collection. Alongside watercoloured Albumines from the 19th century, at that time mainly produced for travellers from the West, the exhibition shows samples from the sixities and seventies, two important decades for Japanese Photography, as well as some works of the younger generation.... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Tigers in Victoria & Albert Museum

Tippoo's Tiger, automaton with mechanical organ, India, about 1793. Museum no. 2545(IS). Victoria & Albert Museum, London This extraordinary model of a tiger devouring a European belonged to the Indian ruler Tipu Sultan. Tipu was known as the 'Tiger of Mysore' and the automaton was a symbol of his authority and a reflection of his opposition to the British. The tiger houses an organ, possibly the work of a Frenchman in Tipu's service, which simulates its roar and the shrieks of the victim. 'Tiger and Magpie',... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2010

'Japan: Power and Splendor 1568-1868' @ Palazzo Reale, Milan

A mask for Noh theater. Photo: Tokyo National Museum This exhibition will be held as the largest event of "Japan Year 2009 in Milan". Through works from the Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo period, it highlights differences between Kyoto and Edo culture by exploring developments in Japanese art in the spheres of the warrior class, courtiers and townspeople alike.A total of 214 objects will be on view, such as Rakuchu-rakugai Byobu (Scenes In and Around Kyoto), armors, swords, paintings, works related to literature, calligraphy.... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2010

"Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan" @the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art

'Dish, Arita ware', Kutani style, Edo period, Japan, 1645-1650. Porcelain with cobalt pigment under colorless, glaze, enamels over glaze, 11.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm. Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- The exhibition "Cornucopia: Ceramics from Southern Japan" includes more than 100 porcelain and stoneware vessels that vividly represent an era of highly diverse and accomplished ceramic production in southern Japan. A wide array of ceramic forms, including tea caddies, tea bowls, vases, rice bowls and incense... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2009

'Seasons of Beauty: Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Two Aspects of Life' @ The San Antonio Museum of Art

Relaxed: The Appearance of a Kyoto Geisha During the Kansei Era" (1789-1801). "Thirty-Two Aspects of Daily Life" , 1888, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892, Japan.). Woodblock print on paper, 37.5 cm x 26 cm overall paper. Lent by Lenora and Walter F. Brown. Photo: Peggy Tenison L.2009.6.2 SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), one of the greatest Japanese woodblock print artists, pursued varied subjects in his prints, ranging from nightmarish ghosts to scenes of domestic harmony. The set of thirty-two prints... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2009

'The Beauty of Mended Ceramics' @ BachmannEckenstein

Pottery is amazingly strong, yet vulnerable to breakage. Japanese artists invented a distinctive way of mending ceramics. They drew on the ancient tradition of using the plant resin lacquer as a glue to rejoin broken ceramics but transformed the appearance of the repair by sprinkling the lacquer with powdered gold, thus creating a new component for appreciation. Gold lacquer repairs (Jap. Kintsugi) became closely associated with ceramic utensils used in the way of tea (Chado). In their exhibition BachmannEckenstein... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2009

'Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection' @ the Denver Art Museum

DENVER, CO.- Beauty and function meet in the newly installed Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery in the fifth level Asian art space in the Denver Art Museum’s North Building. The inaugural exhibition, Shape & Spirit: Selections from the Lutz Bamboo Collection, opening September 26, 2009, showcases the wonder of bamboo through more than 200 objects that capture the spirit and cultural character of their makers. Woven baskets, carved figures and everyday tools are displayed in the new space designated for bamboo pieces from East Asia.... [Lire la suite]
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