03 janvier 2023

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibits 'The Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Art Rocks'

Rock Stone. Gift of the Wan‑go H. C. Weng Collection and the Weng family, in honor of Weng Tonghe. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- In China, rocks in their natural form are objects of great aesthetic appreciation. As far back as 1,000 years ago, serious art collectors and critics acquired and competed for rocks with the same passion they afforded great works of painting and calligraphy. Rather than celebrating superficial beauty, collectors exalted imperfection for its expressive possibilities and... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2021

An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)

Lot 67. An inscribed zitan brushpot, 19th century, signed Chen Hongshou (1768-1822); 17.5cm (7in) high, 18.2cm (7 1/4in) diam. Sold for HK$1,752,500 (Estimate HKD40,000 - 60,000/US$5,100 - 7,700). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical form, the slightly wasted body incised with a long inscription by Chen Hongshou, also known as Manweng, recording his second son's birth and a poem, signed by the artist in the year of Bingzi, corresponding to 1816, the wood of dark reddish-brown colour and with characteristic veins. ... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2021

'Companions in Solitude: Reclusion and Communion in Chinese Art' go on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK - This exhibition will explore the twin themes of solitude and togetherness in Chinese art. For more than two thousand years, reclusion—removing oneself from society—has been presented as the ideal condition for mental cultivation and transcending worldly troubles. At the same time, communion with like-minded people has been celebrated as essential to the human experience. This choice, to be alone or to be together, has been central to the lives of thinkers and artists, and Chinese art abounds with images of figures who... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces highlights included in the Asia Week Sales Series in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled the contents of its upcoming Asia Week sale series in New York. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Asia Week New York, the sales feature an exceptional group of over 1,150 lots spanning centuries of artistic production. All eight auctions in the series open for public exhibition in Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 14 March, with auctions taking place from 18 – 23 March. Christina Prescott Walker, Senior Vice President & Division Director of Asian Art, commented: “We are... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2018

Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist

Lot 2275. Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), Alchemist, ink and colour on silk, hanging scroll, 125 by 48 cm; 49 1/4  by 18 7/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,240,000 HKD (335,419 EUR). © Sotheby's 2018.  signed Laolian Hongshou and with two seals of hiswith six collector’s seals of Zhang Daqian(1899 - 1983) and one collector’s seal of C.C. Wang(1907 - 2003). With pale celadon porcelain knobs inscribed Dafeng Tang Cang  ... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2017

A blue and white jardinière, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3555. A blue and white jardinière, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $87,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The deep jardinière is decorated on the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of ‘The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove’. The figures are variously shown in conversation, reclining at leisure, enjoying a game of weiqi, playing the qin, and appreciating a scroll painting, all beneath a band of pointed leaves. The flat... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2017

Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1598 - 1652), Hermit in landscape, 1622-1644

Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1598 - 1652), Hermit in landscape, 1622-1644, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)-Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Hanging scroll. Ink and colors on silk. H. 93 5/8 in × W. 26 in, H. 237.8 cm × W. 66 cm (overall); H. 49 3/8 in × W. 19 1/2 in, H. 125.4 cm × W. 49.5 cm (image); W. 29 5/8 in, W. 75.2 cm (knob to knob); H. 27 7/8 in, H. 70.8 cm (upper border height). Museum purchase, B79D8 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. A man wearing a loose robe and straw sandals... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1598 - 1652), Branch of Blossoming Prunus, 1622-1644, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1598 - 1652), Branch of Blossoming Prunus, 1622-1644, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Fan. Ink on gold-flecked paper. H. 13 1/4 in × W. 24 in, H. 33.7 cm × W. 61 cm (overall); H. 6 5/8 in × W. 21 1/4 in, H. 16.8 cm × W. 54 cm (image); H. 20 in × W. 26 in, H. 50.8 cm × W. 66 cm (framed). Museum purchase, B83D1 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture.
06 juillet 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley - The First Fifty Years

Sun Junze: Landscape with Buildings, early 14th century; hanging scroll: ink and color on silk; 73 x 44 1/4 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Sarah Cahill, in memory of James Cahill.. BERKELEY, CA.- Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA’s acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter—from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters—highlights the... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2013

First major exhibition to examine Chinese reclusion as a response to political turmoil opens

"Temple on a Mountain Ledge" (1661) by Kuncan is shown in this undated handout photo released to the media on March 19, 2013. The hanging scroll examines a period when poets and artists withdrew from public life. Source: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection/Asia Society, New York via Bloomberg. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Society presents a major exhibition of Chinese paintings that reveal the private world of the scholar-painters who lived during one of the most tumultuous periods of Chinese history—the end of the Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]