Himalayan Art: An Aesthetic Adventure

Himalayan art: Bhaishajyaguru Medicine Mandala

This was the first major exhibition of Himalayan art devoted to surveying the artistic processes and aesthetic traditions of the entire Himalayan region. Some 163 masterpieces were shown in the exhibition, including gilded sculpture, ritual objects, maps, portraits of kings… Continue reading

Krishna Govardhana: A Journey to Cambodia

Home of Krishna Govardhana, Northeast peak of Phnom Da in 2019. Southern Cambodia, Takeo Province. Photo: Konstanty Kulik

In 1973, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) acquired a fragmentary masterpiece of pre-Angkorian Khmer sculpture of Krishna Govardhana. Carved from a monolithic block of sandstone about 1,500 years ago, it depicts the young Hindu god Krishna in the superhuman… Continue reading

A History of Mount Everest

History of Mount Everest: Nepalese on Chomo Lonzo Mountain

Combining photographs, films, and artefacts from the expeditions leading up to and including the earliest successful attempt to climb the colossal mountain that the Tibetan people call the ‘Mother Goddess of the World’, this exhibition explores the many facets of… Continue reading

Tokyo Art & Photography

Tokyo art: Good-Evening-(c)-Sugiyama-Mototsugu.--Photo---Ashmolean-Museum,-University-of-Oxford

Tokyo: Art & Photography is a celebration of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Artworks span the Edo period (1603-1868) to the contemporary photography of Daido Moriyama and Mika Ninagawa. The exhibition looks at a city which has undergone… Continue reading

Japanese Narrative Art

Japanese narrative art: Early-Spring-Greens-Part-1

The latest exhibition at Museum Rietberg is concerned with Japanese ‘narrative images’ (monogatari-e) in Japanese art. Love, Fight, Feast – The World of Japanese Narrative Art is inspired by some of the greatest scenes found in classical Japanese literature, Buddhist… Continue reading