19 février 2009

Japanese Paintings and Korean Ceramics Highlight Christies iNY n March

Katsukawa Shunsho, Nine erotic scenes from Secret Games in the Spring Palace (Shungu higi), late 1770s-early 1780s (one of nine) Estimate: $500,000-700,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009 NEW YORK, NY.- Commencing Christie’s Asian Art Week, Japanese and Korean Art will be offered on March 17, which will include over 170 traditional and modern works of art. The Japanese section of the sale will feature a noteworthy group of paintings of beauty and the erotic, and the Korean section will offer an exquisite group of ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2009

"Holland & Japan: 400 Years of Trade" @ The Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Japanese folding screen, 1795. AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport presents Holland & Japan: 400 Years of Trade, marking the four-hundredth anniversary of commercial ties between the Netherlands and Japan. The exhibition examines the privileged position Dutch traders enjoyed on the isolated island of Deshima and the artistic and cultural interchange that resulted from their commercial contacts. Among over 20 works presented in the show are lacquerware, porcelain, a screen and paintings from the... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2009

A Japanese Metal-Mounted Lacquered Bureau Bookcase, 19th Century

A Japanese Metal-Mounted Lacquered Bureau Bookcase, 19th Century 80in. (203cm.) high, 53in. (104.5cm.) wide, 35½in. (90cm.) deep. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Christie's Interiors. 9 - 10 February 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christie's.com Image Christie's Ltd 2009
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05 février 2009

"Envisioning Edo’s Splendor: “The Floating World” and Beyond" @ The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM)

Utagawa Hirokage (Japanese, act. late 1850s), Fox Fires at Oji, “Oji kitsunebi,” ca. 1850-70. Color woodblock print. Mary A. Ainsworth Bequest, 1950.497 OBERLIN, OH.- The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) presents Envisioning Edo’s Splendor: “The Floating World” and Beyond, on view February 3 through July 19, 2009, in the Ripin Print Gallery. This exhibition—presenting a selection of Japanese prints from the Allen’s extensive collection—has been designed as a broad overview of the history, technique, and subject matter of... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2009

"Tales in Sprinkled Gold: Japanese Lacquer for European Collectors" @ at the Getty Museum

Unknown maker, Japanese, The Mazarin Chest, about 1640. Wood covered in black lacquer with gold and silver hiramakie and takamakie lacquer; inlaid with gold, silver and shibuichi alloy; and mother-of-pearl shell; gilded copper fittings. Object: H: 59 X W: 101.5 X D: 63.9 cm. EX 2009.2.1. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 412(1-2)-1882@ V&A Images. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Sometime around 1640, Japanese craftsmen at a lacquer workshop in Kyoto finished what was to become one of their country’s most beautiful historical... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2009

Japanese Print Exhibit Opens at Berman Museum of Art

Kunisada (signed Utagawa Toyokuni II), Two Onnagata (actors) and a Puppet, c. 17th c., woodblock print, 14 ¼ x 9 ½", gift of Nancy M. Berman & Alan Bloch. COLLEGEVILLE, PA.- Impressions of an Age: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Berman Collection, opens in the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in the Upper Gallery. The exhibit runs until April 17. The Opening Reception and Gallery Talk by the curators will be Sunday January 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Matthew Mizenko, associate professor of Japanese and East... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2009

A Japanese stained ivory carving of two fruit. Meiji period.

A Japanese stained ivory carving of two fruit. Meiji period. With green stained skin, the larger cut to reveal a fleshy interior, 6cm - Estimate: £100 - 150 Bonhams. European Ceramics, Glass & Asian Art, 20 Jan 2009. Knowle (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
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30 décembre 2008

Stag Beetle, Japan, Meiji period

Stag Beetle, Japan, Meiji period, 2" - 5cm A fine fully articulated model of stag beetle, in silver.  Note: Ex Lundgren collection. Brandt Asian Art Gallery - www.brandtasianart.com - all text & images © Brandt Asian Art Gallery
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25 décembre 2008

"The Golden Journey" @ the Art Gallery of South Australia

Japan, Edo Period 1615-1868. Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Buddha), c.1650, Kyoto - wood, lacquer, bronze, semi-precious stones, gold leaf, 101.0 cm high. Elizabeth and Tom Hunter Fund 1997. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide ADELAIDE.- Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Golden Journey is a stunning display of nearly 300 diverse objects revealing the astonishingly rich heritage of Japanese art held in Australia’s major public and private collections. The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive survey of... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2008

Murashima Yuichi. Après la pêche

Murashima Yuichi (né en 1897), Après la pêche, technique mixte, encre, gouache et lavis, 85 x 91 cm. La peinture, importée au départ de la Chine, devait se développer au pays du Soleil-Levant d’une manière... toute japonaise. En effet, l’une des constantes des arts nippons est cette étonnante faculté de transformer en idiome national tout élément étranger. À Paris en 1929, Albert Maybon souligne cet aspect dans la préface du catalogue de l’exposition consacrée à l’école classique contemporaine : «L’élève interpréta suivant... [Lire la suite]
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