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
16 août 2021

Exhibition features work by some of Japan's most important artists of the last 100 years

Tsukioka Kogyo, (1869 – 1927), Scene from Noh Theater series, woodblock print. © 2021 The Warehouse MILWAUKEE, WIS.- Drawn from the collection of The Warehouse, Art Japan 2021-1921 features work by some of Japan’s most important artists of the last 100 years. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, modern and contemporary prints, silver and gold leaf constructions, as well as ceramics, basketry, textiles and recently acquired fiber art. The exhibition leans toward the contemporary but, as is so common... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2021

'Tokyo: Art & Photography' at the Ashmolean until 3 January 2022

Ninagawa Mika (b. 1972), Tokyo from Utsurundesu series, since 2018. Models: AMIAYA © Ninagawa Mika, courtesy the artist and Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo: Art & Photography is a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and fascinating cities. Including works on loan from Japan and new commissions by contemporary artists, the show spans the exquisite arts of the Edo period (1603–1868) when the country was officially closed to the outside world; the iconic images of Hokusai and Hiroshige; to the photography of... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

Four Meiji period 'Crane' kurotomesode from The Kimono Gallery

Yuzen-dyed Kurotomesode. Mid to late Meiji period (1880-1911), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. A chirimen silk kurotomesode featuring a flock of yuzen-dyed flying cranes over a raging wave. Silver foil highlights. Five mon (family crests). The Japanese regard the white crane as the premier symbol of longevity and good fortune. What sets this formal kimono apart from other tomesode is the high level of its artistry. The carefully shaded blue wave with white froth contrasts against the uniform black background. The flock of cranes form... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2021

Top six of from the Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese Art at Bonhams London, 19 July 2021

Lot 105. A fine and rare black-lacquer three-case saya (sheath) inro, By Kanshosai Toyo, 19th century. Estimate £7,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 21,500 (€ 24,842). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The saya of roiro, lacquered on either side in shibuichi-nuri (simulated shibuichi) with the maru ni juji mon (crest of a cross within a circle), the emblem of the Shimazu Family, the inner three-case inro with a rich roiro ground finely embellished with an erotic scene of... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

Chrysanthèmes, dragons et samouraïs s'exposent au musée Ariana de Genève

Femme au paravent / Woman with a screen, Manufacture céramique Goraku (île de Kyūshū ?) / Goraku ceramics manufactory (Kyūshū island?), décor peint par / painted decoration by Eishin, Yokohama ?, c. 1870-1890, H. 28 cm, L./W. 21 cm, Legs / Bequest Gustave Revilliod, 1890 – Inv. AR 8986. Photo: Mauro Magliani & Barbara Piovan © Musée Ariana, Ville de Genève. GENEVE - Jusqu'au 5 septembre 2021, la nouvelle grande exposition temporaire du Musée Ariana Chrysanthèmes, dragons et samouraïs met en lumière sa collection de céramique... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2021

A Karatsu tea bowl, Japan, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century

Lot 2025. A Karatsu tea bowl, Japan, Momoyama period, late 16th - early 17th century; h. 10.2 cm, l. 12.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 56,700 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Cabinet Portier & Associés, Paris. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
30 mai 2021

« Art et diplomatie. Les œuvres japonaises du Château de Fontainebleau (1862-1864) »

Paravent japonais à six feuilles, papier peint sur fond d’or, peintre de l’école de Kano, musée national du château de Fontainebleau © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Fontainebleau) / Gérard Blot L’exposition « Art et diplomatie. Les œuvres japonaises du Château de Fontainebleau (1862-1864) » sera inaugurée dans les salles du château lors du Festival de l’histoire de l’art le 4 juin 2021 et restera visible jusqu’au 20 septembre 2021. Elle présentera au public des cadeaux diplomatiques offerts par l’avant-dernier Shôgun... [Lire la suite]
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