06 avril 2018

Un oiseau merveilleux

Mansur, Turkey cock, Mughal Empire, ca. 1612. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Bequeathed by Lady Wantage, IM.135-1921. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Sur le marché, un camelot propose pour deux pièces d’argent un oiseau aux merveilleuses couleurs, rouge, vert, jaune, bleu.— Et surtout, il parle, précise le marchand dans son boniment. Il est capable de répéter tout ce qu’on lui dit. Achetez l’oiseau des îles ! Qui veut l’oiseau des îles ?Toute la matinée, cette rareté... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2015

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot. sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's gouache on paper, laid down on an album page, borders above and below with scrolling gold flowers, outer margins filled with leafy gold vegetation, reverse with 4 lines of large nasta'liq calligraphy - painting: 16.7 by 12.9cm. leaf: 31.7 by 20.1cm. Provenance: Hagop Kevorkian, New York (1872-1962)Kevorkian... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2011

Major International Loan Exhibition Featuring Greatest Artists in History of Indian Painting Goes on View at Metropolitan Museum

   Payag (Painter), Mir 'Ali (Calligrapher). Shah Jahan riding a stallion: page from the Kevorkian Album. Mughal court atAgra, ca. 1628. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Painting: 11 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (28.2 x 20.8 cm). Page: 15 5/16 x 10 1/8 in. (38.9 x 25.7 cm). The MetropolitanMuseum of Art,New York. Purchase,RogersFund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 (55.121.10.21b) Indian paintings have traditionally been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2011

"The Way of the Master – The Great Artists of India, 1100–1900" @ Museum Rietberg in Zurich

Self-Portrait and Portraits of Artists (detail) By Daulat, Mughal, c. 1610 © Golestan Palace Library, Tehran. Photo: Davood Sadeghsa 800 years of Indian painting, about 200 masterpieces by more than 40 artists – and all this at a glance. Never before has it been possible in the West to acquaint oneself with the entire history of Indian painting at a single exhibition.The inventiveness and colour sense of artists such as Abd al-Samad, Farrukh Beg or Nainsukh are as impressive as their names are exotic. Acclaimed by their... [Lire la suite]