25 juin 2022

Exposition "Toucher le feu. Femmes céramistes au Japon" au Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet

Forme 20-7, Fujino Sachiko (née en 1950), Japon 2020, grès à glaçure mate blanche avec dégradés de gris, MA13124 © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier PARIS - Pendant des siècles au Japon, la pratique de la céramique fut réservée aux hommes, interdite aux femmes. Il faut attendre l’après Seconde Guerre mondiale pour que de profondes mutations sociales leur ouvrent l’accès à des formations qui leur permettent de « toucher le feu ». Depuis, les artistes japonaises occupent une place prépondérante dans le domaine... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2022

Les légendes japonaises exposées à la Maison forte de Hautetour

Ningyo, estampes japonaises et kimonos… Un vent d’Asie souffle sur la petite commune de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc qui, le temps d’une exposition, nous plonge au cœur des récits et légendes du Japon sous l’ère Edo (1603-1867), période durant laquelle la dynastie des Tokugawa règne sans partage sur l’Archipel. À travers une sélection de pièces inestimables, dénichées parmi les collections particulières d’art japonais les plus secrètes, la Maison forte de Hautetour, nichée sur les hauteurs de la Haute-Savoie, nous propose un fabuleux... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2022

Dazzling Japanese treasures from the Royal Collection go on display together for the first time

LONDON.- The first samurai armour ever seen in Britain; splendid coronation and jubilee gifts presented to monarchs from Queen Victoria to Her Majesty The Queen; and a never-before-seen woodcut print of Buckingham Palace are among the highlights of the new exhibition Japan: Courts and Culture, opening tomorrow (Friday, 8 April) at The Queen’s Gallery, London.The Royal Collection holds some of the finest examples of Japanese art and design in the western world. For the first time, more than 150 works have been brought... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2022

Christie's to offer important Buddhist paintings from the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg

Anonymous (Early 14th Century), Miroku Bosatsu (Bodhisattva Maitreya) in Welcoming Descent. Ink, color, gold and gold leaf on silk. Estimate: $300,000-400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- During New York’s annual Asian Art Week in March 2022, Christie’s will present Enlightenment and Serenity: Important Buddhist Paintings from the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg as part of the Japanese and Korean Art Including the Collection of David and Nayda Utterberg sale on 22 March 2022. Twenty lots from... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2022

A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian period

Lot 567. A fragmentary wood figure of a Bosatsu, Japan, Heian Period (792-1185); H. 94 (114) cm. Sold: €17,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Standing in slight tribhanga, mounted. Due to damage this figure is difficult to identify. However, a shawl covering the shoulder and a bracelet are recognizable along the right back side of the body. These two features and the wide strand of hair arranged over the ear are characteristics of a Bosatsu. A more accurate... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2022

A fine and rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Nikkô Bosatsu, Japan, Muromachi period, c. 16th century

Lot 567. A fine and rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of Nikkô Bosatsu, Japan, Muromachi period, c. 16th century; H. 100 cm. Sold: €33,000 (Est: €40,000 - €60,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions standing in very slight tribhanga pose and wearing the typical skirt and shawls of a Bodhisattva, with chest and arm ornaments of gilt copper with glass beads, inlaid eyes and urna, the hands holding a staff surmounted by a round disc set on a cloud swirl. Provenance: North German private... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2022

A rare bronze figure of Kannon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) in Zenkôji-style

Lot 566. A rare bronze figure of Kannon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) in Zenkôji-style, Japan, Kamakura period, 13th-14th century. H. 34,3 cm. Sold: €88,000 (Est: €40,000 - €60,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions The hands held in front of the navel, the left hand covering the right hand, the head adorned by a six-leaved crown with a central Amida Nyorai figure, the hexagonal base of lacquered wood, probably 19th century.  Provenance: German private collection, purchased from Gregg Bake London. An... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2022

'Golden shells and the gentle mastery of Japanese lacquer' at NGV International

Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo (b. 1952), Kai-awase shells (installation) (Kai-awase), 2015, shell, gilt, colour pigment various, 6.5 × 8.0 to 8.0 × 9.5 cm (each), Collection of Dr Pauline Gandel, Melbourne. MELBOURNE - The beauty and artistry of the historical Japanese ‘shell matching’ game, kai-awase, will be celebrated in a new exhibition at the centre of which will be a contemporary 720-piece set commissioned by Melbourne philanthropist and NGV donor, Pauline Gandel AC. Comprising two Japanese lacquerware shell boxes and 720... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2022

The Golden Age of Kabuki Prints at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Kabuki theater district of 18th-century Edo (modern-day Tokyo) was one of the centers of urban life. At the theater, people could escape the rigid confines of a society controlled by the shogunal government and watch their favorite actors perform in dramas that were often based on ancient historical events and myths. These were tales of murder, revenge, infamy, jealousy, and, sometimes even, redemption. Along with the dramatic subject matter, Kabuki theater is characterized by its highly stylized postures, movements, hand... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2021

A small blue and white 'celestial horse' saucer and two blue and white small 'dragon' stemcups, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 154. A small blue and white 'celestial horse' saucer and two blue and white small 'dragon' stemcups, Qing dynasty, 17th century; From 4.6 to 9.4 cm, from 1¾ to 3¾ in. Lot sold: 2,394 EUR (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 EUR). (C) 2021 Sotheby's Property from an old European collection. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 9 December 2021