11 avril 2011

A bronze mirror decorated with blossoms, Korea, Koryo period

A bronze mirror decorated with blossoms, Korea, Koryo period. photo Nagel Auktionen  D. 19 cm. Estimate 2 000€ Property from the collection of the Tafel family, founded by the Tibet explorer Dr. Albert Tafel (1876 - 1935) and objects collected by Albert Tobias Tafel (1913 - 1981) Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 7th 2011 www.auction.de
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18 mars 2010

"The Buddha & The Sacred Site" @ Asia Society

Buddha Shakyamuni, India, Bihar. Pala period, late 9th–early 10th century. Schist. Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.37. © Asia Society, New York Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art is the first major exhibition of its kind devoted to the impact of Buddhist pilgrimage on Asia’s artistic production. It highlights approximately 120 objects of importance and extraordinary quality, including sculptures, paintings, prints, ritual implements, photographs, and maps. The objects, dating from the... [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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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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