27 décembre 2010

Yuan Bronze in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other areas of the greater Mongol Empire introduced new skills to weaving and metalwork. Relative to the decorative arts of previous periods, those of the Yuan dynasty can be distinguished by a predilection for three-dimensional form and elaborate surface decoration. The... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2010

Yuan Gold & Silver in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2010

Yuan Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other areas of the greater Mongol Empire introduced new skills to weaving and metalwork. Relative to the decorative arts of previous periods, those of the Yuan dynasty can be distinguished by a predilection for three-dimensional form and elaborate surface decoration. The... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2010

Le Metropolitan Museum Of Art vient d’identifier un nouveau tableau de Diego Vélasquez dans ses collections

Above: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660). Philip IV (1605–1665), King of Spain, probably 1624. Oil on canvas; 78 3/4 x 40 1/2 in. (200 x 102.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.639) NEW YORK (ETATS-UNIS) – Le Metropolitan Museum Of Art vient d’identifier un nouveau tableau de Diego Vélasquez dans ses collections. D’après les experts, cette œuvre, le Portrait du Roi Philippe IV, serait de la main du maître espagnol et non pas d’un suiveur ou d’un... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2010

"Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures" @ Museum of Modern Art New York

Andy Warhol. Kiss. 1963–64. 16mm film (black and white, silent). 54 min. at 16fps. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum Among Warhol’s cinematic oeuvre, the black-and-white silent films are the most daring and experimental in their selection of subject and theme, psychological acuity, rhythmic pacing, and sheer beauty of form. Although these films were originally shot at sound-film speed (twenty-four frames per second),... [Lire la suite]