The Art of the Kimono

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Asian Art newspaper takes a look at the influence of the kimono on art and fashion through Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London Perhaps one of the most recognisable symbols of Japan, the… Continue reading

ASIAN ART IN LONDON

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This year Asian Art in London (AAL), now in its 23rd edition, has decided to split the event into two weeks to reflect the auctions and events in the Indian, Islamic, and East-Asian art worlds. Asian Art Newspaper previews what’s… Continue reading

SAMURAI

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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

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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

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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

From the Archives

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Venice and the Islamic World In 1494, the Milanese priest Pietro Casola recorded his awestruck reaction to the wealth of merchandise in the Venetian marketplace: ‘Who could count the many shops so well furnished that they also seem to be… Continue reading

Korean Embroidery

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Korean Embroidery This exhibition, Golden Needles, Embroidery Arts from Korea, celebrates anonymous women artists and their inventive creations that triumphed over the conventions of the patriarchal Joseon society. Using examples of embroidery and patchwork, this exhibition explores Korean embroidered works… Continue reading