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Krishna Dances with the Cowherd women, 1850-1900, India, Nathadwara, Rajasthan, opaque watercolours, gold, and silver on cotton, 300 ×. 300 cm, Cincinnati Art Museum, Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art

The unusual theme for this exhibition allows the visitor to explore the representation of dance in South Asian art, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the 1st to the 21st century. Dance is omnipresent in the arts of this region and has long been a key element in the world’s image of India and nearby countries. More often than the divine beings of other cultures, the gods of Hinduism and Buddhism dance to express their creative – and destructive – energies.Through fluid rhythmic movements, they set the pulse of the universe and the human spirit…



Korean Fashion at the Textile Museum in Washington DC includes rare examples of clothing worn at the Korean royal court during the late Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), as well as tracing the history of current street fashion seen today around the world. Some of the older embroidered silk jackets and robes on show, as well as furnishings, were originally on display in the Korean pavilion at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.

The evolution of Korean fashion and textile arts over the last 125 years is explored through some 85 objects plus digital displays and K-pop videos that introduce textile arts – from hanbok traditional Korean clothing) to home furnishings – and explore how their design and craftsmanship have changed alongside Korea’s profound socio-economic transformation.

During the Joseon dynasty both women and men’s clothes were strictly regulated and subject to a dress code for each social class. For men at the Neo-Confucian court, the royal family, courtiers, scholars, soldiers, priests, officials and administrators were easily identifiable by their clothes…


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Portrait of a solider in military costume (kun bok). This image is not in the exhibition

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Prince Amar Singh II Walking in the Rain, attributed to the Stipple Master, circa 1690, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 34.4 × 21.3 cm, Freer Gallery of Art, purchase and partial gift made in 2012 from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection, Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC


This major survey of works from the lake city of Udaipur in Rajasthan brings together 63 works on paper, cotton, and scrolls, including international loans, to reveal how artists sought to convey the sensory and lived experience of the lake city. Many of the paintings have never been publicly exhibited or published before. The exhibition includes 51 works on paper, five monumental works on cotton, a 9-feet long scroll, with works ranging from the 17th through 19th centuries, as well as six photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries

The small kingdom of Mewar has been celebrated for centuries as one of the most illustrious of the small kingdoms that made up the northwestern region of India. This powerful Hindu kingdom in Rajasthan has its capital at Udaipur, a city known for its beautiful palaces and vibrant cultural traditions…


The exhibition, Ink in Motion at the Musée Cernuschi is an exceptional undertaking. According to the curators, Director Eric Lefebvre and Chief Curator Mael Bellec: ‘It is drawn from one of the largest and most important collections in this field, and there is no other place in Europe, apart from the Ashmolean Museum, where you can see such a comprehensive range of 20th-century Chinese painting. Since they have not been shown for years, we thought it was timely to do so’.

The holding, which includes both works by early masters active in China as well as outstanding figures of the diaspora who ventured abroad, is the result of some 70 years of acquisitions…


Two Tibetan Women with Mastiffs by Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian) (1899-1983), 1945, ink and colours on paper, 109.5 × 75.3 cm, donated by Guo Youshou, 1953 Paris Musées / Musée Cernuschi, the Estate of Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian)

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