24 septembre 2015

Sotheby's announces the first dedicated sale of classical Chinese paintings in Asia for over a decade

HONG KONG.- Following the launch of the Chinese Classical Paintings department in Hong Kong earlier this year, Sotheby’sHong Kong debuts the first dedicated sale of classical Chinese paintings during the Hong Kong Autumn 2015 sale series, adding to its existing saleroom for the category in New York. The sale, to take place on 5 October at the Hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, offers more than 50 lots, estimated in excess of HK$64 million/ US$8.2 million. It will feature rare works from the masters of... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2015

Mongolia honours China conqueror Kublai Khan on 800th birthday

A painting of Shizu, better known as Kublai Khan, as he would have appeared in the 1260s.  ULAN BATOR (AFP).- Mongolia on Wednesday celebrated the 800th birthday of epic conqueror Kublai Khan, a source of intense pride in a country trying to highlight its own history after centuries of Russian and Chinese influence.  A week of nationwide celebrations honouring the 13th-century ruler of the largest contiguous land empire in history culminated in Ulan Bator with costumed dancers and musicians performing... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2015

First major exhibition in 40 years to tell the story of the Celts opens at the British Museum

The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England. © Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- Celts: art and identity opens at the British Museum on 24 September and draws on the latest research from Britain, Ireland and Western Europe. The exhibition tells the story of the different peoples who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the stunning art objects that they made, including intricately decorated jewellery, highly stylised objects of religious devotion,... [Lire la suite]
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