16 janvier 2011

"The Orchid in Chinese Painting" & "Orchids: A View from the East"

Detail of orchids in a planter, from Portrait of Yinli, Prince Guo (1697-1738). China, Qing dynasty, 1731 Purchase—Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1991.95 Coinciding with the National Museum of Natural History's annual orchid show, the Sackler will present twenty works related to orchids in Chinese painting, ranging in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The cymbidium orchid (Chinese: lan) has been cultivated in China for... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2010

"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" @ the Freer Gallery of Art.

Guanyin of the Water Moon, China, Northern Song dynasty, 968 (detail). Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk. Purchase F1930.36. Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Twenty-seven iconic works of Chinese painting from the Freer's permanent collection will be on view June 12 – Nov. 28. "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" offers an exquisite selection of rarely exhibited, light-sensitive works by well-known artists from the late 10th to the early 18th century. "These paintings are... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2010

Sotheby's Achieves Highest Total for a Various-Owner Chinese Paintings Sale

Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965), "Chess Playing", ink and colour on paper, framed, signed FU BAOSHI, dated gui wei, 1943, the seventh lunar month, with three seals of the artist, and three collector's seals; 87.7 by 59.9 cm. 34 1/2 by 23 1/2 in. Est. 5,000,000—7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 38,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Paintings Spring Sale 2010 held today achieved a total of HK$418,212,000/ US$53,616,923, the highest total Sotheby’s has ever achieved for a various-owner Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2010

Sotheby's Sets Record for Classical Chinese Painting Sold in the US

Bada Shanren, "Two Mynas on a Rock", 1692 sold for $2,994,500 – many multiples of the $400/600,000 estimate, at the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction. NEW YORK, NY.- This morning at Sotheby’s a record was set for a Classical Chinese painting sold in the US when Bada Shanren’s "Two Mynas on a Rock" from 1692 sold for $2,994,500 – many multiples of the $400/600,000 estimate, at the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction. Henry Howard-Sneyd, Vice Chairman, Asian Art at Sotheby’s said: “The... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2009

'Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799)' @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Luo Ping (1733-1799), Portrait of Jin Nong (ca. 1760) The first comprehensive exhibition of Luo Ping's paintings ever presented in America, Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799) will bring together nearly sixty works, including many Chinese "National Treasures," by one of the most celebrated painters in 18th-century China. Complemented by 27 pieces from American collections, this momentous international-loan exhibition will reveal the range and brilliance of the artist's vision as well as his place... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2009

Eskenazi Presents Seven Classical Chinese Paintings

Falconer and Horse. Ink and colours on silk. Attributed to Chen Juzhong. Southern Song period, late 12th -early 13th century, 24.8 x 26.3 cm Seven rare Chinese paintings will be offered by Eskenazi, one of the world’s leading dealers in Chinese works of art, at 10 Clifford Street, London W1, from Thursday 29 October to Friday 27 November 2009 to coincide with the 12th staging of Asian Art in London, 29 October to 7 November. The unparalleled expertise on Asian art to be found in London is demonstrated during this annual event... [Lire la suite]