23 avril 2018

Intriguing Vatican and Sharjah Museum collections explore Islamic faith and culture

Taqsireh (Lady festive jacket), Palestine, late 19th or early 20th century, Vatican Anima Mundi Museum, inv. 112314.  Photo © Vatican Museums.  CANBERRA.- Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition on view at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which showcases intriguing objects from the Anima Mundi Museum, the section of the Vatican Museums devoted to extra-European collections, and the Sharjah... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2018

Smithsonian's Freer/Sackler weaves together traditional and contemporary fashion

WASHINGTON, DC.- “To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia,” is on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery March 24–July 29. Traditional 19-century ikat coats and panels from the Sackler’s collections, a gift of Guido Goldman, encourage visitors to explore the techniques and traditions that produced the Central Asian textiles. Alongside these historical objects are a number of Oscar de la Renta (1932– 2014) garments on loan from the Collection of Annette de la Renta and the Oscar de la Renta Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2016

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

India, Bird Pendant, 17th century, gold set with gems, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait. HOUSTON - The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah continues with an expanded installation of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Egypt or Syria, Bowl, 1300–1350, brass with inlaid silver, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah,... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Carlo Cristi. Arte Orientale Tessili @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Samadhi Buddha, Gilt bronze, Ceylon, Polonnaruva period, 11th-12th century. 17,5 cm h. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Detail of a silk tunic with birds in trilobed niches and winged royal horses. Polychrome silk, Mon Dvaravati, Central Asia, (Uzbekistan) 7th-8th century ( C14 ). 150 cm length. Photo courtesy Carlo Cristi. Carlo Cristi has been actively collecting and dealing in the field of asian art since early 80's. His interests in himalayan art date from early 70's when traveled and resided in India, Nepal, Philippines... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art opens new north wing gallery to the public

Silk Ikat-Velvet Woman’s Robe, Munisak, 1850–75. Uzbekistan, Bukhara. (Cleveland Museum of Art) CLEVELAND - Featuring 423 works, the new north wing gallery is the second to last portion of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s total renovation and expansion. The exhibition is located in the museum’s new north wing galleries that are located on the second floor adjacent to the newly constructed glass atrium. To find the exhibit, head to the escalators at the far end of the atrium, turn left at the top and left again just before reaching... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2013

Bowl inscribed with sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and ʿAli ibn Abi Talib, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Samanid period, 10th century

Bowl inscribed with sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and ʿAli ibn Abi Talib, Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Samanid period, 10th century. Earthenware covered in slip and painted under glaze. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, 2002.50.88 / Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums
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30 avril 2013

Dish with inscription in floriated Kufic script, Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000

Dish with inscription in floriated Kufic script, Iran or Uzbekistan, 900-1000. Museum no. C.66-1967. Victoria & Albert Museum © V&A Images.
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14 février 2013

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C A stunning antique kaftan made of woven silk ikat fabric and lined with chintz pattern cotton. Very bold pattern with glorious color combination of red, yellow and light blue. Collected in Uzbekistan, originally made for local market.. LENGTH 5 ft. (152 cm). HEIGHT 45 in. (114 cm) Tishu Gallery. 521 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 - 518-618-4368
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14 février 2013

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia,Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C

Silk Woven Ikat Kaftan Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, late 19th C to early 20th C A stunning antique kaftan made of woven silk ikat fabric and lined with chintz pattern cotton. Very bold pattern with glorious color combination of red, yellow and blue. Collected in Uzbekistan, originally made for local market. LENGTH 5 ft. (152 cm). HEIGHT 45 in. (114 cm) Tishu Gallery. 521 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 - 518-618-4368
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