10 août 2014

Yan Pei-Ming, Icones, 2013, at GDM

Yan Pei-Ming, Icones, 2013. Lithography.Edition of 75. (C) Yan Pei-Ming Fusing the Western tradition of portrait painting with China’s cultural history, Yan Pei-Ming creates large-scale works depicting real and imaginary people. Yan’s portraits, typically mono- or bi-chromatic, often verge on abstraction, with broad, patterned brushstrokes and drips of paint. He is perhaps best known for his monumental self-portraits, including Double (Selfportrait at the Morgue)(2006), a watercolor of the artist as a dead man, as... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Jean Girel contemporary porcelain

Jean Girel, Grand Disque Bi, 2012. Glazed porcelain, 15 3/4 × 15 3/4 in 40 × 40 cm. Unique.  Signed and dated: Jean Girel, 12.  Contact For Price.  Jean Girel, Paysage Vase, 2008. Glazed porcelain, 9 1/4 × 8 × 8 in 23.5 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm. Unique. Signed and dated: Jean Girel, 08. Contact For Price.  Jean Girel, Boîte à l'Eléphant, 2012. Glazed porcelain, 8 1/4 × 7 3/4 × 7 3/4 in 21 × 19.7 × 19.7 cm. Unique. Signed and dated: Jean Girel, 12. Contact For Price. Jean Girel, Vase, 2013.... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century

Dragon robe (Tibetan 'chuba'), China, 18th century, yellow silk brocade, 135.8 x 187.4 cm. Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund 2000, 137.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This magnificent Tibetan 'chuba', or 'ji fu' (auspicious cloth), was tailored from 18th century Chinese 'kesi' (or woven tapestry) silk brocade probably woven in the Cloud Brocade Institute in Nanjing. During the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties,... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Mellerio dits Meller, “Monta Rosa” collection

Mellerio dits Meller. “Monta Rosa” collection. White gold and diamond necklace. On 22 April 1868, the young Margherita of Savoy married Prince Umberto I, and became the first Queen of Italy. On this, her wedding day, she wore a magnificent diadem of diamonds depicting a wild rose surrounded by laurel leaves, purchased from MELLERIO dits MELLER by her father-in-law, King Victor-Emmanuel II of Italy. This diadem, typical of the naturalist style so beloved by the firm, would always have a special importance for Margherita, for... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Andy Warhol

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10 août 2014

Two Nguyên dynasty Imperial edicts at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial edict to add honorary titles, 1846, Nguyên dynasty (1802 - 1945), Viet Nam, calligraphy over block-printed design of black dragon on yellow handmade paper,50.5 x 123.0 cm. Dated in Chinese calligraphy, standard script, black ink, "[... 15th January, the 6th year of Thieu Tri [1846]]". Gift of Andrew and Ann Proctor 2001, 25.2001. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This Imperial edict dates from the Nguyen dynasty when the... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Four Bleu de Huê in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Bleu de Huê bowl with dragon decoration, Qing dynasty (1644–1911),  Export ware for Viet Nam, circa 19th century-20th century, porcelain with underglaze decoration, 5.1 x 10.9 cm. Gift of Dr John Yu & Dr George Soutter 2002, 168.2002. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney Along the rim of the bowl is a dragon with bulging eyes spitting fire. Near the shallow ring foot is a band of waves from which two carps emerge, one of which is... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Prized Kimonos on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  Ichimaru's Homongi with Fans. Paste-resist dyeing, gold leaf stenciling, small touches of gold embroidery, silk crepe  Image courtesy of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria VICTORIA.- Even the untrained eye can see kimonos are great works of art, but to the trained eye, each kimono tells a story. This summer, two exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria showcase dozens of historical kimonos and tell their fascinating stories.  From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru returns to Victoria after... [Lire la suite]
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