24 mai 2022

'The Portable Universe: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia' at LACMA

 House Model of Circular Dwelling, 200 BC–1300 AD, Calima, Gold, 4 1/4 × 4 in. diameter (10.8 × 10.2 cm), Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (2001.1366), photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents The Portable Universe / El Universo en tus Manos: Thought and Splendor of Indigenous Colombia, a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the diversity and materiality of ancient Colombian cultures. Comprising approximately 400... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2022

Grand personnage debout, Culture Teotihuacan, Mexique, 250 - 650 apr. J.-C.

Lot 16. Grand personnage debout, Culture Teotihuacan, Mexique, 250 - 650 apr. J.-C. Pierre schisteuse verte à patine brune. H. 33 cm. Sold: €58,500 (Estimation : €25,000 - €45,000). © Cornette de Saint Cyr. Le visage empreint de sérénité reprend les canons de beautés propres à l’art classique de la grande cité de Teotihuacan.Il a la particularité de présenter sur son buste une cavité rectangulaire qui devait être autrefois incrustée. Située au niveau du plexus solaire, elle souligne l’importance de cette zone du corps qui... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2021

Peru's ancient treasures travel to UK for first time for major new British Museum exhibition

Miniature gold figure of a llama, Peru, Inca, about 1500. © 2021 The Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- A landmark loan of ancient objects travelled from Peru to the British Museum for a major new exhibition on the ancient cultures of the South American country.Over 40 remarkable objects – some dating from over 3,000 years ago – have come to the British Museum in London from nine museums across Peru. Most of them have never travelled to the UK before. Chancay-Inca painted tunic, Peru, 1000-1470. © 2021... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2021

Métate en forme de jaguar, Versant atlantique, Période IV-V, Costa Rica 300 - 700 apr. J.-C.

Lot 17. Métate en forme de jaguar, Versant atlantique, Période IV-V, Costa Rica 300 - 700 apr. J.-C. Pierre volcanique grise à patine brune. H. 37 - L. 93 - l. 40. cm. Résultat 33 800 EUR. (Est: €4,000 - €6,000). © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Le plateau rectangulaire incurvé repose sur trois pieds ajourés. Les extrémités sont gravées d'une bande à motifs tressés d'un coté de motifs géométriques de l'autres. La tête du félin projetée à l'avant présente un magnifique travail d'ajourages avec entrelacs sur le crâne et... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2021

The Met unveils Great Hall display of powerful ancient Maya stone monuments from the Republic of Guatemala

Portrait of a queen regent trampling a captive (Stela 24). Estela 24 de Naranjo-Sa'al, Petén, Guatemala. MUNAE 15213. Registro 1.1.1.11100. Courtesy Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala. NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it will unveil a new installation of two eighth-century Maya stone monuments, known as stelae, in its iconic Great Hall on September 2, 2021. The two massive stelae—both significant long-term loans from the Republic of Guatemala—feature life-sized representations of... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2021

The Menil Collection opens 'Enchanted: Visual Histories of the Central Andes'

Pierre Verger, Untitled (The Lovely Dance of the Puli Puli with Their Spectacular Headdresses of Feathers and Flowers, Fiesta de la Virgen, Copacabana, Bolivia), 1939- 45. Gelatin silver print, 8 × 7 1/16 in. (20.3 × 17.9 cm). The Menil Collection, Houston. © Fundação Pierre Verger HOUSTON, TX.- Running along the western side of South America, the Andean Mountains have supported a rich, interconnected series of civilizations and empires for more than 3,000 years. Surveying this captivating, multifaceted world, the Menil... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2021

Israel Museum explores symbolism of edible plants in Mesoamerican cultures over 3500 years

JERUSALEM.- A new exhibition organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem examines how key crops have been depicted in the art of the Mesoamerican regions of North and Central America over the last 3500 years, reflecting their deep ties to local, cultural, and spiritual belief systems. Encompassing works from what are today known as Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and northern Honduras, the exhibition, Divine Food: Maize, Cacao, and Maguey from Precolumbian to Contemporary Art highlights the significance of these... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2021

'Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru' to make its world premiere at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FLA.- This fall, South Floridians and tourists from across the globe will discover a culture that thrived in a mythical world thousands of years ago. World Heritage Exhibitions announced today the world premiere of Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru, opening on October 16, 2021. The first stop of a worldwide tour will take place at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Cityneon presents the exhibition with support from the Government of Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, and in partnership with Inkaterra... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2020

Exhibition offers visitors the first-ever chance to get to know the Aztecs in their cultural context

Pulque jar, detail, Mexico, Aztec, early 16th century. Phyllite. H: 37 cm; D: 18 cm; D: 26 cm. KHM Museum Association, World Museum Vienna, Inv. No. 6.069 © KHM-Museumsverband. VIENNA.- The Weltmuseum Wien is hosting an exhibition that showcases the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs. This comprehensive show offers visitors the first-ever chance to get to know the Aztecs in their cultural context.In the early sixteenth century, at the time of the Spanish conquest, the Aztecs who called themselves Mexica ruled... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2020

Les Olmèques et les cultures du Golfe du Mexique au Musée du quai Branly

PARIS - L’exposition Les Olmèques et les cultures du golfe du Mexique dévoile, pour la première fois en Europe, la richesse culturelle de la civilisation olmèque (1600 - 400 av. J.) et son influence au-delà de ses frontières. Plus de 300 pièces provenant en grande partie de missions archéologiques échelonnées sur plus d’un siècle, révèlent la multiplicité des traditions artistiques, des croyances, des langages de la civilisation olmèque et des civilisations qui l’ont suivie (jusqu’à 1500 ap. J.C). C’est dans la plaine côtière... [Lire la suite]
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