16 janvier 2011

"The Orchid in Chinese Painting" & "Orchids: A View from the East"

Detail of orchids in a planter, from Portrait of Yinli, Prince Guo (1697-1738). China, Qing dynasty, 1731 Purchase—Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery S1991.95 Coinciding with the National Museum of Natural History's annual orchid show, the Sackler will present twenty works related to orchids in Chinese painting, ranging in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The cymbidium orchid (Chinese: lan) has been cultivated in China for... [Lire la suite]