26 novembre 2011

"Silk Road Luxuries from China" @ Freer Gallery of Art

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls. China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an, early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–early 8th century.  Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding. Purchase Freer Gallery of Art F1931.8 Long before the adventures of Marco Polo sparked European interest in Asia, the Silk Road connected Mediterranean ports in the west to centers of production and trade in China and beyond. For more than two thousand years this... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2010

Treasures of Ancient Chinese Art Return to Public View @ the Freer Gallery of Art

        Ornament in the form of a human face. Longshan culture (ca. 3000'17'' B.C.E.). Jade (nephrite). Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Ancient jades and bronzes widely considered to be among the greatest treasures of Chinese art returned to public view at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art Nov. 20. More than 100 works have been reinstalled in two newly renovated galleries after more than a decade in storage. Chinese jade carvings and vessels cast from bronze are some of the oldest and... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2010

"Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" @ the Freer Gallery of Art.

Guanyin of the Water Moon, China, Northern Song dynasty, 968 (detail). Hanging scroll mounted on panel; ink and color on silk. Purchase F1930.36. Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Twenty-seven iconic works of Chinese painting from the Freer's permanent collection will be on view June 12 – Nov. 28. "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" offers an exquisite selection of rarely exhibited, light-sensitive works by well-known artists from the late 10th to the early 18th century. "These paintings are... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2010

Portrait of Wang Huan & Portrait of Feng Ping, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century @ Freer Gallery of Ar

無名氏, 王渙像, 北宋. Anonymous, Portrait of Wang Huan, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century. Inv. F1948.10. Freer Gallery of Art Album leaf; ink and color on silk, 41.7 x 31.7 cm (16-7/16 x 12-1/2 in). For documenation, http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/F1948.10/F1948-10.Documentation.pdf 無名氏, 馮平像, 北宋. Anonymous, Portrait of Feng Ping, ca 1506. Northern Song, mid-11th century. Inv. F1948.11. Freer Gallery of Art Album leaf; ink and color on silk, 42.4 x 32.6 cm (16-11/16 x 12-13/16 in) For documenation,... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2009

The Freer Gallery of Art Acquires Renowned Object of Japanese Tea Culture

Tea-leaf Storage Jar, named Chigusa, Southern China, Southern Song or Yuan dynasty 13th-14th century, Stoneware with iron glaze, H: 41.8 cm., Freer Gallery of Art WASHINGTON, DC.- A humble jar widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture has been acquired by the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. The jar was purchased at an auction held by Christie's in New York City Sept. 17. The jar, made in China during the late Southern Song or Yuan dynasty (13th or 14th century) and shipped to Japan as a container for a commercial... [Lire la suite]