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Fuad Honda Kouichi calligrapy islamic art tokyo

Surah Ya Sin; v 82-83 (2007), Fuad Honda Kouichi, mixed media on paper, 123 x 139 cm

ISLAMIC ART IN TOKYO
The Olympic Games may be over, but the spirit of international collaboration is alive with an exhibition of Islamic art at the Tokyo National Museum. Japan is the perfect destination for travelling exhibitions. The Japanese are among the most enthusiastic museum goers in the world…

 

CHINESE PAINTING: SOLITUDE

Social intercourse to change from a single individual to a group is universal. People come together for a multitude of reasons of creating a relationship, almost always of a mutually beneficial nature. There are end-purposes in almost all human endeavours, be they military, finance, science …

 

whiling-away-summer chinese painting

Whiling Away the Summer by Wu Li (1632-1718), dated 1679, handscroll, ink on paper, 36.4 x 268.6 cm, ex-collection CC Wang Family, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Draft portrait of Lee Sam (1677-1735), 1751,ink and colours on paper, 37.5 x 27 cm, gift of Arthur J McTaggart, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Korean Portraits
The Asian Art Museum own some rare ink-on-paper drafts of portraits of Bunmu (renowned military) meritorious officials. Part of this exhibition on Korean portraiture is influenced by what came to light during a 2012 conservation and subsequent study of these portraits, including new findings about portraiture and processes used during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). The draft portraits are themselves highly refined works of art and reveal not only about Joseon-era portraiture …

 

Jade: The Beginning of the Chinese World
Since time immemorial, China has been interested in the β€˜Great Narrative’ of the universe. Even before the first dynasties were established, stargazers recorded the movement of celestial bodies. Cosmology and then astronomy became a science of the State and the Chinese sovereign; the Son of Heaven, became the guarantor of the relationship between Heaven and Earth. In China, Man belonged to Heaven as much as to Earth …

three-archaic-chinese-jade-figures

Ritual figures, Hongshan Culture and Western Zhou dynasty, 10.6 x 5.6 cm, 9.4 x 4.7 cm, and 9.1 x 3.7 cm

Asian and Islamic Works of Art

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    THE MAGIC OF EXPLORATION

    From biennials and triennials to art summits, fairs, and cultural tours  – countless art events now dot the globe and compete for attention and …Read More Β»
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  • August 2021

    August 2021

    Calligraphic Standard from India This calligraphic standard from India was seen in the exhibition Power and Protection, Islamic Art and the Supernatural shown at …Read More Β»
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  • INDIAN CHINTZ: A HISTORY

    INDIAN CHINTZ: A HISTORY

    The story of India’s great export, chintz, is told at the Royal Ontario Museum this spring. Using the museum’s world-renowned collection of Indian chintz, …Read More Β»
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