26 juin 2018

Getty Museum opens major survey of 100 years of fashion photography

Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995 (detail), 1995. David Sims (British, born 1966). Chromogenic print, 88.9 x 71.1 cm. LOS ANGELES, CA.- At their core, fashion photographs are made for consumption in magazines and advertising. They are intended to arouse desire in viewers, whether it be for beauty, style, or even the trendiest lip shade or haircut. To capture attention, fashion photographs perpetually shift style or approach in the face of social, political, and economic change. Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion... [Lire la suite]

26 juin 2018

'Porcelain and Painting' at Hong Kong Heritage Museum

The Scent of Peony. Painted by Chao Shao-an. Not dated. Dish, enamels on porcelain, Hong Kong Heritage Museum collection. Photo: Courtesy Hong Kong Heritage Museum HONG KONG - Friendship is the close relation between two persons as determined by time and place. The close friendship of Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen, two masters of the Lingnan School of painting, brought about not only the meeting of minds but also led to the creation of interesting works of art. Both Chao and Yang settled in Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2018

Rare coral necklace sells for £36,830 at Ewbank's Auctions

Formerly the property of Louisa Molyneux-Berry and her husband Henry Blayds Molyneux, grandson of Thomas Molyneux, mayor of Liverpool and gentleman of Newsham House Liverpool. Once reputed to be the largest in the world, a 605.8 gramme coral necklace sold for £36,830 (Estimate £5,000-8000) at Ewbank’s Auctions of Surrey on June 20. Courtesy Ewbank's Auctions SEND MARSH.- This rare coral necklace – once thought to be the largest of its kind in the world – has sold for £36,830 at auction.  Expected to... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2018

Splendid Accessories of Nomadic Peoples: Mongolian, Muslim, and Tibetan Artifacts of the Qing Dynasty from the Museum Collection

Lapis lazuli alms bowl and leather case - possibly Tibetan work, Qianlong imperial inscription dated to 1759, Qing dynasty, 18th century. © National Palace Museum  The Mongolian, Tibetan, and western Muslim territories of China are located in the central part of the Eurasian continent and geographically consist mostly of plateaus and basins. With its northern latitude and high terrain, the cold climate of the area yields unpredictable rainfall. Except for settlements along river... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2018

Rubens painting to be auctioned at Stephan Welz & Co in Cape Town

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish 1577 - 1640), Portrait of a Gentleman. Oil on oak panel 54 by 39,3cm. JOHANNESBURG.- This exquisite portrait by the most influential Flemish Baroque artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) depicts a gentleman in a crisp white ruff and black coat, with intricate black on black weaving on the shoulder and chest of the coat. The face of the sitter stands out against the muted greens on the background, the play of light and shade drawing one into the portrait. The technique is elegant and the face... [Lire la suite]
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