Asian Art

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The Consort of Shiva: Iconography of Parvati

Parvati is a venerated Hindu goddess generally associated with domesticity, fertility, and beauty. She is an integral member of the Tridevi, the...

Maya M. Tola 3 October 2022

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Autumn Moon in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Does anyone here live by the water? If you do, you will probably confirm that evenings have something transcendental when the moon reflects on the...

Magda Michalska 23 September 2022

Art Travels

The Largest Religious Monument in the World: Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Khmer kingdom thrived in the Cambodian region from the 9th to 15th centuries with an empire that stretched all the way from modern-day Myanmar...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Art Travels

Khmer Masterpiece: The Bayon Temple in Cambodia

The Bayon Temple is located at the heart of Angkor Thom and served as the state temple of the Emperor Jayavarman VII. It is a mountain temple built...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Art Travels

Art Travels: Beng Mealea in Cambodia

The Beng Mealea is a large and mysterious temple in the remote Cambodian countryside – about 25 miles from the main Angkor region near the stone...

Maya M. Tola 20 September 2022

Women Artists

A Female Artist from Japan: Nōguchi Shōhin

Nōguchi Shōhin (野口 小蘋) (1847–1917) was a leading Japanese painter from the Edo (1603–1867) and Meiji eras (1868–1912). She was born...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 19 September 2022

Art History 101

10 Modernists Who Changed the Face of Indian Art

Indian modernists have been vanguards of shaping the narrative of Indian art in the modern world. Defining their individualistic artistic...

Guest Profile 5 September 2022

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 of its blended multicultural origins: East meets...

James W Singer 29 August 2022

Ancient Art

The Tang Shipwreck – Southeast Asia’s Maritime Heritage

Discovered near the Belitung Island in Indonesia, the Tang Shipwreck is a momentous archeological discovery of recent times that provides significant...

Maya M. Tola 26 August 2022

Design

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 11 August 2022

Cats

Maneki Neko – Those Lucky Cats

We’ve all seen those jovial, happy cat figurines in Asian restaurants and shops. Sitting upright with their raised paw, smiling face, and...

Nadine Waldmann 8 August 2022

Literature

Most Beautiful Qurans You Must See

Three monotheistic religions are the so-called “religions of the book”. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all refer back to a spoken, and...

Magda Michalska 7 August 2022