05 octobre 2015

An evening jacket of Cantonese embroidered silk, 1920s-30s

An evening jacket of Cantonese embroidered silk, 1920s-30s. Estimate:£250 - £400. Photo courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions An evening jacket of Cantonese embroidered silk, 1920s-30s. the lavender blue ground embroidered with large peonies and other blooms, white fur collar and cuffs, lined in green damask, chest 127cm, 50in The jacket belonged to the vendor's great aunt, Florence Lewis, the daughter of a businessman from Oxford. She wore this jacket when playing bridge - putting it on over her evening dress when... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2015

A Comme des Garçons red velvet tunic dress with tulle underskirt, Autumn-Winter, 1988-89

A Comme des Garçons red velvet tunic dress with tulle underskirt, Autumn-Winter, 1988-89. Estimate:£300 - £500. Photo courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions A Comme des Garçons red velvet tunic dress with tulle underskirt, Autumn-Winter, 1988-9. Tricot label, size M, the simple tunic with cut-away rear skirt allowing the tulle to protrude, bust 86cm, 34in (2).  Kerry Taylor Auctions. Antique & Vintage Fashion & Textiles, October 13th 2015‏
05 octobre 2015

An embroidered green silk damask Daoist priest's robe, Chinese, early 20th century

An embroidered green silk damask Daoist priest's robe, Chinese, early 20th century. Estimate:£1000 - £1500. Photo courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions An embroidered green silk damask Daoist priest's robe, Chinese, early 20th century. embroidered and appliqued with dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, phoenix, a tower within flaming nimbus tower surrounded by disks representing the Twenty-eight Lunar Mansions, broad black satin edging bands embroidered with dragons, earth and sea borders, the front with ivory... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2015

Private collection of early Chinese White Wares continues Lally’s tradition of exhibiting only the very best

Tang covered jar, ewer and small covered jar from the Longsdorf Collection © 2015 J.J. Lally & Co., New York NEW-YORK - Like a handful of other very top specialists New York Chinese art dealer J.J. Lally does not do the prestigious international fairs. Perhaps he does not need to, he is assured of his respect in his field and knows his market and his collectors who flock to buy at his eagerly-awaited gallery exhibitions.  The earliest Chinese porcelains are undecorated white wares, simply shaped vessels... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2015

"Colour Unleashed: Modern Art in the Low Countries 1885-1914" opens at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

  Piet Mondriaan, Mill in sunlight, 1908, oil on canvas, 114 x 87 cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. THE HAGUE.- In the brief period between 1885 and the outbreak of war in 1914 painting in the Low countries experienced a modern Renaissance. Colour was liberated from the chains of visual reality. Suddenly, grass could be a cool blue, a face could be bright purple, and trees turned red. Colour had become an autonomous means of expression. This was one of the most important developments in modern art history. The... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2015

Catascopus

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05 octobre 2015

"Séoul - Paris - Séoul" au musée Cernuschi

Séoul - Paris - Séoul : Affiche.  PARIS - A l’occasion de l’Année de la Corée en France, le musée Cernuschi organise une exposition consacrée aux artistes coréens contemporains ayant travaillé ou travaillant toujours en France. Attirés à partir des années 1950 par le rayonnement culturel de Paris, ces derniers ont étudié dans la capitale, se sont intégrés aux milieux artistiques français et ont, par leur travail, participé activement au renouveau de la peinture coréenne ainsi qu’à sa diffusion en Europe.  BANG... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2015

Tricondyla

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05 octobre 2015

Prado opens exhibition dedicated to one of the most significant Renaissance masters

Nursing Virgin, Luis de Morales, Oil on chestnut panel, 84 x 64 cm, c. 1565, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Photo of the exhibition galleries. © Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is presenting ‘The Divine Morales’, an exhibition intended as a testament to the work and life of Luis de Morales the ‘Divine’ practically a century after the Prado hosted the first monographic exhibition devoted to the artist. Although Morales’s most representative creations were widely disseminated... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2015

A Longquan celadon reticulated stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A Longquan celadon reticulated stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,780 - $10,373). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rounded sides are raised on a circular foot and cut-out in the form of four shaped 'legs' separated by openings of conforming outline. There are four apertures above the 'legs' and below the foliate, everted rim. The stand is covered overall in a glaze of olive colour that pools to a darker tone in the crevices. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) diam., wood box Provenance: A... [Lire la suite]