09 décembre 2016

A Qingbai Ewer, Cover and Warming Bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 510. A Qingbai Ewer, Cover and Warming Bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 400,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's; the ewer with an ovoid body rising to a sloping shoulder, set with a gently curved spout and a loop strap handle, the cylindrical neck surmounted by a fitted cover with an animal finial; the warming bowl with deep lobed sides rising to a foliate rim, all covered with a translucent blue-tinged glaze - ewer 20.5... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2016

A group of Qingbai and 'Shufu' wares, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 509. A group of Qingbai and 'Shufu' wares, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000  HKD.  Photo Sotheby's; the qingbai jarlet of oval form, incised to the exterior with three lobed cartouches, each enclosing a descending phoenix; the qingbai bowl with a slightly flared rim, carved and incised to the interior with a floral scroll; the 'shufu' bowl with gently flaring sides rising at an angle from a splayed foot, moulded to the... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2016

A white-glazed jar and a white-glazed zhadou, Five dynasties-Song dynasty

Lot 508. A white-glazed jar and a white-glazed zhadou, Five dynasties-Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000  HKD.  Photo Sotheby's; the jar with a globular body and a raised line encircling the shoulder; the zhadou with a compressed globular body and a wide flaring rim, each covered overall with a greyish-white glaze - 9.6 and 9.6 cm, 3 3/4  and 3 3/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016  
09 décembre 2016

Exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau honors Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau, Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville Paris, 1950. © Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016. BERLIN.- Very few photographers have become famous through a single picture. “Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville” (The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville) is such a picture, which Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) took in March 1950 in front of a Parisian street café in the Rue de Rivoli. The image of the couple kissing was a work commissioned by LIFE magazine. Although it was staged, it contains an entire story: It became the symbol of Paris as the... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

The Frick Pittsburgh's world class collection highlighted in new exhibition and book

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princess of Condé, c. 1610. Oil on canvas. Frick Art & Historical Center. © 2015 Frick Art Museum & Historical Center of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, PA.- The Frick Art & Historical Center is currently presenting the first exhibition in eight years to focus exclusively on its permanent collection. On view through May 14, 2017 at The Frick Art Museum, The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet celebrates the works of fine and decorative art at the... [Lire la suite]