08 juin 2009

Important sujet en bronze de patine brune représentant le bodhisattva Manjusri. Tibet, deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle

Important sujet en bronze de patine brune anciennement laqué et doré à froid, représentant le bodhisattva Manjusri. Tibet, deuxième moitié du XVIe siècle.  La divinité est assise en lalitasana, exécutant le geste de l'enseignement ou dharmaçakra mudra. Les deux attributs essentiels de la divinité sont présents à savoir, le long de son bras gauche, on retrouve le livre de la Sagesse reposant sur le lotus bleu ou pala et le long de son bras droit, on retrouve le glaive surmontant un bouton de lotus. Il est coiffé d'un... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

A pair of gilt-copper repoussé 'lion' panels. Tibet, 19th century

A pair of gilt-copper repoussé 'lion' panels. Tibet, 19th century Each panel decorated in high relief with a roaring lion standing on his hind legs with his front legs raised and each holding a pearl, the head, scrolling mane and eyebrows above the bulging eyes and nose, the jaws open revealing the menacing teeth and tongue touching the upper lip, adorned with a beaded necklace with scrolling foliage. 62.7cm (24¾in) wide. Sold for £13,200 Note: Tibetan stupas and statues are typically decorated with a pair of... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2009

Buddha de médecine. (sMan-bla). Tibet. ca 16° siècle

Buddha de médecine. (sMan-bla). Tibet. ca 16° siècle Bronze doré.. H. : 18 cm (hors socle en bois). Estimation : 8 000 / 10 000 €Note: Belle et rare représentation du buddha de médecine, assis en vajraparyanka sur un beau double socle lotiforme. De sa main gauche, il tient le bol à aumônes, tout en présentant le cédrat dans la paume de la droite. On notera la belle qualité de la dorure, la très belle finition générale de l'ensemble et plus spécialement le traitement très raffiné du socle. La chevelure bouclée est encore... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2009

Michel Comte Retrospective @ NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf

Michel Comte, Sylvester Stallone L`Uomo Vogue, 1994. Photo: ⓒMichel Comte / I-Management DUSSELDORF.- Michel Comte was born in Zurich in 1954. He trained as an art restorer and then taught himself photography. In 1979, he received his first advertising commission from Karl Lagerfeld for the fashion label Chloé and moved to Paris. In 1981 he moved to New York and later to Los Angeles for his work on American Vogue. He describes his restless life with the words: 'I have always lived on the edge'. As soon as he notices that his... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2008

LI ZIJIAN (Born in 1954) - Tibet Girl

LI ZIJIAN (Born in 1954) - Tibet Girl signed and dated 'Li Zijia; Zijian; 1996' in Chinese & Pinyin (lower right) - oil on canvas - 71 x 55.8 cm. (28 x 22 in.) - Painted in 1996 -   Estimate HK$ 150,000 - HK$250,000 ($19,442 - $32,404) Literature: American World Tour Art Inc., Li Zijian New Oil Paintings, Taichung, Taiwan, 1999, p.163 (illustrated)Art & Collection Publishing, Art of Li Zijian, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004, p.223(Illustrated) Exhibited: Humanity and Love - Touring Exhibition of Li Zijian Oil... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2008

An embroidered foliate crown with five Tathagathas Tibet, 16th century

An embroidered foliate crown with five Tathagathas  Tibet, 16th century The crown with five petals, each portraying a Buddha seated on a lotus throne with a simple gold halo surrounded by clouds, the petals lined with a netted cotton and leather. Silk face with embroidery and couched gilt-wrapped threads, mounted onto netted cotton and leather. 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide - Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500 Provenance : Private Collection in Australia Notes: This embroidered silk crown, still in excellent condition, would have... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2008

An important and large gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. Kashmir school in Western Tibet, 9th/10th century

An important and large gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. Kashmir school in Western Tibet, 9th/10th century Expressively cast standing with his right hand lowered in the open-handed gesture of compassion varada mudra and his left hand resting against his hips, wearing a long dhoti finely incised with alternating bands patterned with diamonds and florets, an eloborate beaded necklace, armlets and a sash, all with pendent jewels, the ears with a diamond pendant and large earrings, the chest well-defined and powerfully... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2008

An important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha. Tibet, 14th Century

An important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha. Tibet, 14th Century Seated in dhyanasana with his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, his torso powerfully modeled wearing a tightly-fitted robe elegantly draped across his left shoulder, his face with a benign expression with large eyes and smiling lips flanked by long pendulous earlobes, his hair arranged in spiral curls, richly gilt overall. 56 in. (142 cm.) high - Rstimation on request. Christie's. Masterpieces of Himalayan Gilt Bronze. 15 September 2008. New... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2008

"Aspects of Buddha" @ The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Photo from The Collection of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. AUBURN.- The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art announced the opening of a small exhibition of works from the Nelson and Joan Cousins Hartman Collection of Tibetan Bronzes. The exhibition, Aspects of Buddha, is open now and will be on display through the fall semester. Aspects of Buddha provides a selection of Buddhist images created in Tibet. Each figure tells a story meant to relay information about Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
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