26 décembre 2010

"Seasons" Exhibitions Celebrate the Importance of Seasons in Chinese and Japanese Art

Mount Emei under Heavy Snow. Formerly attributed to Guo Xi (ca. 1001-ca. 1090) China, Ming-Qing period, mid 17th century. Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk F1915.20 WASHINGTON, DC.- "Seasons," a series of five exhibitions at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art through March 4, 2012, explores the vast history of seasonal imagery and associations in Chinese and Japanese art. Highlighting the museum's outstanding permanent collection, the exhibitions invite reflection on the importance of the... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2010

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-Chien, 1899-1983), Emperor enjoying a breeze

Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-Chien, 1899-1983), Emperor enjoying a breeze. photo courtesy Sotheby"s ink and colour on silk, handscroll, with numerous seals, including seven collector's seals of Cheng Qi and four collector's seals of Chai Sian Kwan; painting: 52 by 129.5 cm. 20 1/2 by 51 in.annotation: 52 by 136 cm. 20 1/2 by 53 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 9,020,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Previously in the collection of Cheng Qi EXHIBITED: Washington D.C., Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian... [Lire la suite]