SAMURAI

Tsuba

The image of the samurai, Japanese warriors, now extends beyond Japan and is well-known around the globe, in this latest exhibition of Japanese Art, Asian Art Newspaper looks into the world of samurai culture, from armour to the floating world… Continue reading

Miniature Painting

Sultan’s Accession to the Throne Ceremony with Drone (2018 ) by Halil Altındere

Asian Art Newspaper takes a look at the latest show in Istanbul that explores miniature painting in contemporary art that still references the traditional art form popular that has its roots in the court art of Mughal India, Persia, and… Continue reading

WAYANG KULIT – JAVANESE SHADOW THEATRE

Prabu Kresna

In wayang kulit, hand-crafted puppets are used to perform epic tales of good and evil, Asian Art Newspaper explores the world of Indonesia’s popular form of shadow theatre The wayang kulit shadow play is one of the oldest existing theatre… Continue reading

THE SACRED ART OF BHUTAN

Dancers at Nimalung Tsechu

The Dragon’s Gift, The Sacred Art of Bhutan exhibition explores Buddhist art, including the religious dances, cham, that are part of Bhutan’s tsechu, festivals. In 2008, The Honolulu Academy of Arts (now called Honolulu Museum of Art) organised a ground-breaking… Continue reading