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07 février 2016

Ewer with Phoenixes, 11th–12th century, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Ewer with Phoenixes,  11th–12th century, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Stoneware with incised and carved decoration under celadon glaze (Yaozhou ware). H. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm). Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926, 26.292.73 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This unique ewer, with its added decoration of a small figure on the handle and its fanciful spout and legs, illustrates the interest in complicated forms found in the eleventh and twelfth centuries in north China.... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Vase with Dragonfish Handles, 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279).Porcelain with relief decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware). H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950, 50.145.301 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vases of this type were especially popular in Japan, where they were sometimes used in the tea ceremony. The vase’s form, known as a mallet shape, can be traced to glass vessels produced in Syria in the ninth and tenth century and was... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Guan ware Dish, late 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Dish, late 12th–13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Stoneware with crackled blue glaze (Guan ware), Diam. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm). Fletcher Fund, 1924 (24.172.1) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The cracks on this dish, made to resemble the accidental cracks that sometimes occurred during the firing of ceramics, are deliberate. The piece is an example of ceramics produced in south China near the Southern Song capital of Hangzhou to re-create imperial wares produced earlier in the north:... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Pillow with hawk hunting a swan (spring hunt), Zhang Family Workshop, 12th–13th century, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Pillow with hawk hunting a swan (spring hunt), Zhang Family Workshop, 12th–13th century, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Stoneware painted with brown and black pigment on white slip under transparent glaze (Cizhou ware); L. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm). H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm); D. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm). Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985 (1985.214.132). © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The spring hunt and a related autumnal event were integral to the yearly cycle of the Jurchen, a nomadic people from... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Balenciaga. Ensemble du Soir, Boléro et Robe, 1943

  Balenciaga. Ensemble du Soir, Boléro et Robe, 1943
07 février 2016

Christian Lacroix. Photo Tyen

Christian Lacroix. Photo Tyen
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07 février 2016

Timo Nunez, flamenco dancer

Timo Nunez, flamenco dancer. Photo Thyronne Millaud
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07 février 2016

Prince Charles Makes Millions For Charity From Prints of His Watercolors

£2,500 - View of Lochnagar, or Beinn Chìochan, in the Grampians of Scotland near Balmoral, by Prince Charles (via Telegraph). The Prince of Wales has become one of Britain’s most successful living artists, selling millions of pounds worth of prints of his paintings. An analysis of sales of limited edition lithographs conducted by Clarence House and released to The Telegraph shows that the Prince has earned £2 million since 1997 from sales of copies of his watercolour paintings through the shop at his family... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder steals the show at RM Sotheby's Paris sale

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler. Chassis no. 550-0068. Sold for €2.744.000. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s/Rémi Dargegen. PARIS.- RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returned to Place Vauban for its third annual Paris sale. A highlight of the world-famous Rétromobile week, the auction achieved €19,035,550* ($20,843,927 US) before a standing-room-only crowd. With active bidding from global collectors representing 24 countries, the result was a... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2016

Bas Meeuws, Floral Still Life Photography

Bas Meeuws, Floral Still Life Photography © Bas Meeuws Bas Meeuws (1974) is a passionate photographer who has given a new twist to the traditional Dutch still life with flowers. Meeuws does not paint his flowers with a brush and oil paints, as his famous predecessors from the 17th century did. His images come from a digital reflex camera. Painstakingly and with great ingenuity Meeuws processes his pictures of flowers until he has created exactly the right image. The result is a series of unique and layered works of... [Lire la suite]
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