01 août 2023

'Transformation: Modern Japanese Art' showcases major gift from philanthropist Terry Welch

Ōtani Son’yu (1886–1939), Iguchi Kashū (1880–1930), Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō, Japan, 1922. One of a set of eight handscrolls woodblock–printed over collotype; ink and color on paper. Purchase, Richard Lane Collection, 2003 (2008.0035.1). The Honolulu Museum of Art. HONOLULU, HAWAII.- Celebrating a recent donation of 127 artworks by noted collector Terry Welch, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents Transformation: Modern Japanese Art. The exhibition features paintings, ceramics... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2023

'Transcendent Clay / Kondo: A Century of Japanese Ceramic Art' at Lowe Art Museum/University of Miami

Kondo Takahiro (Japanese, b.1958), Large White Porcelain Vessel, 2019. Glazed porcelain, 20 1/2 × 21 7/8 × 17 3/4 inches. © Kondo Takahiro MIAMI - This exhibition celebrates the achievement of four members of the Kondo family: Kondo Yuzo (1902–1985); his sons Yutaka (1932–1983) and Hiroshi (1936–2012); and his grandson Takahiro (b. 1958). Based in Kyoto, Japan’s former capital city and a time- honored hub of cultural production, all four artists received intense early training in the use of the potter’s wheel. Both... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2023

'Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints' at The Art Institute Chicago

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849), Kohada Koheiji, from the series “One Hundred Ghost Tales (Hyaku monogatari)”, c. 1831. Color woodblock print; chuban, 25.6 × 18.1 cm. Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1943.602. Courtesy Art Institute Chicago CHICAGO - There’s a Chinese legend about a man, Zhong Kui, who failed the examinations to become a scholar-official and subsequently took his life. The emperor, upon hearing of this tragedy, had Zhong Kui buried with high honors, therefore securing his protection... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2023

Rare et importante représentation d’un bateau en forme de phénix, Japon, époque Meiji, ca 1868-1893

Lot 17. Rare et importante représentation d’un bateau en forme de phénix, Japon, époque Meiji, ca 1868-1893. Argent et possiblement autres alliages partiellement dorés, néphrite; 40 x 44 cm. Poids 2 259 grammes. Poinçon néerlandais au « V » couronné, associé aux créations en or et argent de fabrication étrangère qui fut en usage de 1814 à 1893. Support en laque : 31 x 43 x 34 cm. Estimation : 20000/25000€. © 2020 Maître Jean Emmanuel PRUNIER Le corps d’un hõõ (forme de phénix)... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2023

Grand portrait de dignitaire, Japon, Période de Muromachi (1336-1573)

Lot 17. Grand portrait de dignitaire, Japon, Période de Muromachi (1336-1573). Encre et pigments sur soie. 194 x 128 cm. Estimation : 10000/15000€. © 2020 Maître Jean Emmanuel PRUNIER La réalisation de cet important portrait a nécessité la préparation d’un support juxtaposant trois lés de soie. Le personnage anonyme y est représenté en costume de courtisan tenant une tablette de la main droite, le sabre passé à la ceinture. Il est assis sur une sorte de piédestal quadripode ce qui n’est pas l’usage pour les... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2023

National Museum of Asian Art announces major gift of Japanese lacquer objects from the Avant Family

Writing box (suzuribako) in the form of a plum blossom, Japan, Edo period, late 18th century, Lacquer, gold, silver, tin alloy, wood, Diameter: 24.8cm (9 ¾ in), RLS2023.4.29, Gift of the Avant Family, Credit: National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art announced a major gift of a collection of Japanese lacquer objects from the Avant family, known for their outstanding work in the arts, philanthropy and politics. The museum was... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2023

"Hiroshige et l'éventail" au musée Guimet

Affiche exposition "Hiroshige et l'éventail" au musée Guimet ©-Utagawa-Hiroshige-©-MNAAG-©-Fundacja-Jerzego-Leskowicza. PARIS - Le musée Guimet présente pour la première fois en France un ensemble unique d’estampes d’Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) destinées à orner des éventails. Réalisées entre les années 1830 et 1850, elles comptent parmi les plus rares et les plus élaborées de l’œuvre de l’artiste, l’un des derniers grands imagiers du Japon de l’époque d’Edo. Ces feuilles d’éventails révèlent l’inventivité graphique et la... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2023

Exhibition at The Met Explores Themes of Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art

NEW YORK - Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 8, 2023, Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art focuses on the human stories behind art and art making. Drawn from The Met’s renowned collection of Japanese art, this exhibition explores the twin themes of anxiety and hope through more than 250 works—from ancient religious sculpture and ritual objects to modern woodblock prints and photographs—presented across four display rotations. The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation Fund. ... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2023

'Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence' at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

BOSTON —Thanks to the popularity of the instantly recognizable Great Wave—cited everywhere from book covers and Lego sets to anime and emoji—Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) has become one of the most famous and influential artists in the world. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence takes a new approach to the work of the endlessly inventive and versatile master, pairing more than 100 of his woodblock prints, paintings and illustrated books from the MFA’s renowned... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2023

Japanese Kimono from The Khalili Collection

Outer Kimono for a Young Woman (Uchikake), Japan, 1840-1870, silk, satin weave (shusu); embroidered in silk and metallic threads, 173.5 x 123 cm. Courtesy The Khalili Collection, KX 145. Kimono for a Girl (Furisode), Japan, 1920-1940, silk crepe (chirimen); stencil-printed on fabric surface (kata-yūzen), 133 x 116 cm. Courtesy The Khalili Collection, K 17.  Outer Kimono for a Woman (Uchikake), Japan, 1920-1930; silk, figured satin weave (rinzu); freehand paste-resist dyed (yūzen) and hand-painted with applied... [Lire la suite]