15 janvier 2017

Wang Mian (died 1359), Ink Plum, ca. 1350s, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Wang Mian (died 1359), Ink Plum, ca. 1350s, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Hanging scroll: ink on paper; with ivory rollers. Without mounting: 114.8 x 26 cm (45 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.), with mounting: 281.9 x 53.3 cm (111 x 21 in.), with rollers: 63.5 cm (25 in.), Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore, 1954.40.3. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery The plum, blooming in isolation at the end of winter when it is still often surrounded by snow, became a symbol of regeneration and of endurance... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

Dong Qichang (1555–1636), Reminiscence of Jian River, ca. 1621, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Dong Qichang (1555–1636), Reminiscence of Jian River, ca. 1621, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper. Without mounting: 125.3 x 47.1 cm (49 5/16 x 18 9/16 in.), with mounting: 259.1 x 62.4 cm (102 x 24 9/16 in.), rolled: 5.4 x 62.39 x 6.35 cm (2 1/8 x 24 9/16 x 2 1/2 in.), Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund; Mrs. Paul Moore Fund; and Anonymous Oriental Purchase Fund, 1982.19.2. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Dong Qichang constructed this landscape around a powerful sense of movement... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

Jin Nong (Chinese, 1687–1764), Plum Blossom and Calligraphy, 1761, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Jin Nong (Chinese, 1687–1764), Plum Blossom and Calligraphy, 1761, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Hanging scroll: ink on net-patterned paper. Without mounting: 116.2 x 41.5 cm (45 3/4 x 16 5/16 in.); with mounting: 219.8 x 55.8 cm (86 9/16 x 21 15/16 in.); width, with rollers: 66.3 cm (26 1/8 in.), Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund, 1976.26.2. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Bibliography: Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982),... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape with Two Figures, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape with Two Figures, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink and colors on gold-flecked paper. H. 13 in x W. 24 1/4 in, H. 33 cm x W. 61.6 cm (overall). Museum purchase, C. Barry Randell Bequest Fund, B81D40 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
06 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), After Ni Zan's Spring in Jiangnan, 1536 or 1537, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), After Ni Zan's Spring in Jiangnan, 1536 or 1537, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink and colors on gold-surfaced paper. H. 6 7/8 in x W. 21, H. 17.4 cm x W. 53.3 cm (image); H. 13 in x W. 24 in, H. 33 cm x W. 61 cm (overall). Gift of Mr. Jean-Pierre Dubosc, B81D30 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture In this scene of spring in Jiangnan province (south of the Yangzi River) is a traveling man on a donkey crossing a bridge,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape in Rain, c. 1500-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Landscape in Rain, c. 1500-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink on paper. H. 5 3/4 in x W. 16 1/2 in, H. 14.5 cm x W. 42 cm (image); H. 13 1/4 in x W. 24 in, H. 33.7 cm x W. 61 cm (overall). Museum purchase, B79D20 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This scene depicts a quiet river landscape. The details of the distant mountains and the boat are intentionally softened to make them look as if they were being viewed through a... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2017

Exhibition traces back to the origin of Chinese writing

Replica of a turtle plastron. Courtesy: Mention PR Consultants Limited HONG KONG.- Co-organised by YuZhen and Mention PR, “Decoding Oracle Bone Script” Exhibition will be held from 5th January to 3rd February 2017 at Citywalk 2. The exhibits include important publications in the oracle bone studies, calligraphic works and replicas of oracle bones. Let’s travel back in time to the Shang dynasty 3400 years ago, and explore the origin of Chinese writing!   Primarily used as the record of divination, oracle bone script... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Discourse in Green Shade, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470 - 1559), Discourse in Green Shade, 1470-1559, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Hanging scroll. Ink on paper. H. 40 1/8 in x W. 11 1/4 in, H. 101.9 cm x W. 28.6 cm (image); H. 104 3/4 in x W. 24 1/2 in, H. 266.1 cm x W. 62.2 cm (overall). Museum purchase, B68D9 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This painting presents a scene of quiet, scholarly life spent in harmony with nature. Wen Zhengming used dry brushwork and ink with little tonal... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Two birds on a blossoming branch, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) or later

Two birds on a blossoming branch, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) or later. Hanging scroll. H. 9 3/4 in x W. 11 in, H. 24.8 cm x W. 27.9 cm (image); H. 41 1/2 in x W. 17 in, H. 105.4 cm x W. 43.2 cm (overall). Museum purchase, B69D3 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture In this small work a pair of swallows perch on a branch of blossoming wax plum. Wax plum (lamei) has blossoms resembling those of the plum, but its petals are translucent and waxlike. These effects... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Mao Xiang (Chinese), Transplanting rice seedlings, dated 1588

Mao Xiang (Chinese), Transplanting rice seedlings, dated 1588. Hanging scroll. Ink and colors on silk. H. 12 3/4 in x W. 21 1/2 in, H. 32.4 cm x W. 54.6 cm (image). The Avery Brundage Collection, B62D19 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture This painting presents country life along a waterway. In the right foreground is a country house with an open window through which can be seen a desk piled with books—clearly the country home of a member of the educated elite. At... [Lire la suite]