Asian Art

Yoshida Hiroshi, Kumoi Cherry Trees, 1926. Review

Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is a gallery based in Dulwich Village, London, UK, and the first purpose-built public art gallery. This Summer it opens its...

Ruxi Rusu 8 July 2024

Photography

Discover 9 Indian Landscapes Through Modernist Lens

India’s rich and diverse topography has served as inspiration for artists throughout time. With awe-inspiring sites and landforms ranging from...

Guest Profile 4 July 2024

Architecture

Konark Temple: The Celestial Chariot of the Hindu Sun God

Nestled on the eastern shores of the Indian subcontinent in Konark, Odisha, India, the Konark Sun Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to the Hindu...

Maya M. Tola 20 June 2024

The Adoration of Cosmic Vishnu, ca. 1710 - 1725, Mankot, India, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Asian Art

Avatars of Vishnu: Ten Incarnations of the Eastern God

Vishnu has been worshipped for over 2000 years as the supreme protector of the Hindu triumvirate, along with Shiva and Brahmin. His role in the...

Maya M. Tola 17 June 2024

Artist Stories

Henri Rivière: Parisian Master Printmaker

Henri Rivière was a painter, printmaker, and designer. He had a unique aesthetic that combined an Impressionist sensibility, Japanese printmaking...

Louisa Mahoney 6 June 2024

Asian Art

Shiva Nataraja – The Hindu Lord of the Dance. Iconography and Symbolism

Nataraja, the manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva as the Lord of the Dance, holds a profound significance in Hindu mythology and symbolism. Depicted...

Maya M. Tola 3 June 2024

Contemporary Art

The Mysterious Zodiac Project: Ai Weiwei Animal Heads Explained

The Zodiac Project was Ai Weiwei’s first major public sculpture. The famous Chinese artist recreated the famous 12 bronze animal heads that once...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 May 2024

Asian Art

10 Incredible Japanese Woodblock Prints You Need to See

Step into the captivating world of Japanese woodblock prints, where intricate designs and vibrant colors combine to tell stories of tradition,...

Joanna Kaszubowska 16 May 2024

Asian Art

Raja Ravi Varma: A Fine Mixture of European Realism and Indian Sensibility

Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) was one of the most celebrated and prominent artists from India. His works combined European realism with Indian...

Anuradha Sroha 13 May 2024

Sakura and hanami: Katsushika Hokusai, Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Asian Art

Sakura and Hanami: The Art of Impermanence

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Art is long, and time is fleeting.” This sentiment perfectly expresses the idea of hanami, or flower viewing.

Ledys Chemin 10 May 2024

Tatsuya Tanaka, Spoon Pool, 2024, MINIATURE CALENDAR Asian Art

10 Miniature Sculptures By Tatsuya Tanaka To Brighten Your Day

Japanese miniature craftsmanship has been evolving for the past couple of centuries. Their love for scaled-down everyday objects gained the interest...

Sandra Juszczyk 29 April 2024

Standing Bodhisattva, 3rd century, gray schist stone, Gandhara, Pakistan, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Standing Bodhisattva

Standing Bodhisattva is a great example of Gandharan art and its blended multicultural origins: East meets...

James W Singer 29 April 2024