Asian Openbill Stork in a Landscape, unknown artist, Lucknow, circa 1780, watercolour on paper, 63.5 x 47 cm. Courtesy Private Collection

Asian Art Newspaper explores the Company School painting exhibition at the Wallace Collection in London, featuring Indian paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries Company School paintings are usually seen as part of more general exhibitions on India, not as… Continue reading

Japanese Modernism and The Jazz Age

Early Spring (Shensun): Manners of Showa Women (Showa bijiin fuzoka), 1931, by Ito Shinsui, colour woodblock, 35.4 x 23.3 cm. Lillian Ernestine Lobb Bequest

Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) chronicled the rise of modernity and sexual freedoms among young people in Japan during the interwar years. His first major literary success, after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 that devastated both Tokyo and Yokohama… Continue reading


Black Hat Lama preparing for religious ceremony at the New Year, Sikkim Sikkim by Alice S Kandell, February 1969

Asian Art Newspaper talks to Alice S Kandell about Himalayan and Tibetan art, Sikkim, and the Shrine Room in the Freer Gallery, Washington DC, and her travels in Sikkim In 1965, Alice Kandell first visited the former kingdom of Sikkim… Continue reading