25 juillet 2014

Two Lotus Sutra in the Peabody Essex Museum collections

Lotus Sutra, 1420, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Woodblock print on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lotus Sutra, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Museum Purchase © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. The Lotus Sutra proclaims itself to be the Buddha’s ultimate teaching. First compiled at the end of the second century, the Lotus Sutra, has been printed and hand copied innumerable times. In these two examples, the brush’s movement and modulation is as apparent in the earlier Imperial... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2014

The Grand Water Terrace, Front Facade, Dashuifa Zhengmian, Yi Lantai

The Grand Water Terrace, Front Facade, Dashuifa Zhengmian, Yi Lantai (Chinese, fl. 1780s), copperplate print on paper  © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.

25 juillet 2014

Five Chinese paintings at the Peabody Essex Museum

Yuan Jie (Dates unknown, 16th century), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1554, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Lan Ying (1578- active beyond 1660), Landscape after Ni Zan (1301-1374), 1647, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Ink on paper. Mark and Dolores Pratt Collection. © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Both of these landscapes strongly allude to the style of the Yuan dynasty artist Ni Zan. Dry, sparsely applied ink, the ‘one-river, two banks’... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2014

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents 'Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy'

Dai Jin: Summer Trees Casting Shade, 15th century; ink and colors on silk; 78 x 42 1/8 in.; purchase made possible through gifts from an anonymous donor, Robert Bloch, the Warren King Family, Jane Lurie, Kirsten and Terry Michelsen, and other Friends of the Asian Gallery. BERKELEY, CA.- The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2014

Ink Bamboo, 13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty

Ink Bamboo, 13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), hanging scroll, ink on silk, Image - h:91.20 w:39.80 cm (h:35 7/8 w:15 5/8 inches) Overall - h:172.70 w:57.20 cm (h:67 15/16 w:22 1/2 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1982.138, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art
19 juillet 2014

Landscape with Woodcutters Returning Home, 1200s, China, Southern Song dynasty

Landscape with Woodcutters Returning Home, 1200s, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), hanging scroll, ink on silk, Image - h:124.50 w:58.30 cm (h:49 w:22 15/16 inches) Overall - h:203.20 w:81.30 cm (h:80 w:32 inches). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1988.20, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art


19 juillet 2014

Insects and Bamboo, 13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty

Insects and Bamboo, 13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), album leaf, ink and light color on silk, Image - h:23.80 w:25.60 cm (h:9 5/16 w:10 1/16 inches). The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.364, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art
19 juillet 2014

Three Horsemen Hunting Wild Geese, China, Song dynasty

Three Horsemen Hunting Wild Geese, China, Song dynasty (960-1279). Overall - h:21.00 w:23.40 cm (h:8 1/4 w:9 3/16 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 47.1915, Cleveland Museum of Art © Cleveland Museum of Art.
18 juillet 2014

Birds and Ducks on a Snowy Islet, mid-13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty

Birds and Ducks on a Snowy Islet, mid-13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), album leaf, ink and slight color on silk, Overall - h:26.00 w:24.60 cm (h:10 3/16 w:9 5/8 inches). Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art 1961.260, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
18 juillet 2014

Palace Landscape, 11th Century, China, Northern Song dynasty

Palace Landscape, 11th Century, China, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), album leaf, ink, color, and gold on silk, Overall - h:33.00 w:41.60 cm (h:12 15/16 w:16 3/8 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1971.40, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.


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