16 juin 2017

Museo del Prado opens new permanent collection itinerary on same-sex relationships

Room 12. Hermaphrodite. Deceptive Appearances Section. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado is inviting visitors to focus on its collection from a different viewpoint through a selection of 30 paintings, sculptures and drawings which are habitually on display in its galleries. Representing part of the complex western cultural heritage, they can now be viewed as a marvellous testimony to different, minority and, on occasions, silent affective formulas.  Each of these independent but interrelated thematic routes reflects an... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2012

Pair of "Famille Rose" Dishes with Narcissus, Rose, and Fungus. Qing dynasty. Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735)

Pair of "Famille Rose" Dishes with Narcissus, Rose, and Fungus. Qing dynasty. Yongzheng marks and period (1723-1735). Porcelain with overglaze enamels, 8 1/4 in. (21 cm). 49.1236, 49.1244. Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters. The Walters Art Museum Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest
10 août 2012

Dish with floral design. Porcelain painted in famille rose (pink enamel) style. Yongzheng reign period, 1723-1735

Dish with floral design. Porcelain painted in famille rose (pink enamel) style. Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Yongzheng reign period, 1723-1735. Diameter: 21 cm. 647-1907. Julia C. Gulland Gift. © V&A Images Dish painted with narcissus, rose and magic fungus. In the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Jingdezhen potters experimented with new forms and glazes, often with support from the emperors and state officials. Chinese porcelain was admired and collected all over the world. The tradition of... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2011

A Famille-Rose Inscribed Double-Gourd 'Narcissus' Wall Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 1906. A Famille-Rose Inscribed Double-Gourd 'Narcissus' Wall Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 20.3 cm., 8 in. Estimate 180,000-220,000 HKD (17,353 — 21,209 EUR). Lot Sold: 500,000 HKD (48,203 EUR). Photo Sotheby's well potted with a flat back, the globular lower bulb rising to a curved waist flanked by a pair of iron-red stylised flanges, set with a smaller upper bulb rising to a slender neck below a lipped mouth, the lower bulb painted with a panel of lingzhi fungus,... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2008

T. R. Ericsson: "Narcissus" @ Shaheen Modern & Contemporary Art,

T.R. EricssonNarcissus (Pink Narcissus), 2008 T. R. Ericsson’s first exhibition at SHAHEEN features a group of thirteen drawings delicately rendered in powdered graphite and permeated by the biographical and autobiographical themes that have guided the artist’s sculpture, drawing, video and installation work of recent years. Entitled Narcissus, and bearing a loose thematic relationship to the myth of Narcissus and Echo, the cycle of images depicts the artist traversing a series of complex wooded landscape settings. To create... [Lire la suite]
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