05 février 2010

Freer and Sackler Galleries Launch First Web Resource of "Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy"

The Web resource represents a particularly rich period in Chinese art, showcasing foundational Song and Yuan styles, themes and artists WASHINGTON, DC.- The earliest Chinese paintings in one of the most important collections in the West are now featured in a new public Web resource launched by the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries. “Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy” contains hundreds of images and comprehensive documentation of the Freer’s exceptional holdings of 85 works of Chinese brushwork from the 10th... [Lire la suite]
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]