Asian Art

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, ca 1766-1833, lacquered gilt wood, Vietnam, Musée Guimet, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Stories: Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara was donated to the Musée Guimet in 1889 by French archeologist Gustave Dumoutier. It represents the blissful blending of...

James W Singer 3 January 2022

Long Read

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 3 January 2022

Asian Art

Here Are the Japanese Winter Prints: The Art of Ukiyo-e

The Ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries. The term translates as “picture[s] of the floating...

Zuzanna Stańska, Kate Wojtczak 21 December 2021

Women Artists

Home and Migration in the Artworks of Zarina Hashmi

Zarina Hashmi (1937–2020), was an Indian-American artist and printmaker based in New York City. She was known by her professional name, Zarina.

Anuradha Sroha 18 December 2021

Review

Yayoi Kusama at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Have you ever seen the magical Infinity Rooms? If you happen to be living or visiting Tel Aviv this winter, you’re in luck. The Tel Aviv...

Marta Wiktoria Bryll 16 December 2021

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Chinese Traditional Painting: Interesting Stories

Traditional Chinese paintings are known for their distinctive style. When did Chinese painting begin and how to read it? What did it mean for the...

Marina Kochetkova 13 December 2021

Ancient Art

Turquoise: Art, Culture and Myth of a Gemstone

The bright blue-green Turquoise has been valued and revered for centuries by all the cultures around the world that had access to it. Several...

Nadine Waldmann 23 November 2021

Women Artists

Pumpkin Spiced Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, the legendary Japanese artist born in 1929, began her career 69 years ago. Nevertheless, the world discovered her just a couple of...

Magda Michalska 26 October 2021

Women Artists

A Female Artist of the Edo Period: Nōguchi Shōhin

Nōguchi Shōhin (野口 小蘋) (1847–1917) was a leading Japanese painter from the Edo period (1603–1867). She was born in Osaka to a...

Isla Phillips 28 September 2021

Asian Art

Peek into the Court: Stunning Qajar Portraits

I’m sure you’re well acquainted with European royal portraiture. But have you ever seen portraits of rulers from beyond Europe? We want...

Magda Michalska 17 September 2021

Long Read

Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese Bauhaus

The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion...

Geoffrey Bunting 29 August 2021

Artist Stories

Garlands of Greatness for the Astonishing 20th Century Chinese Artist Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian is considered the foremost Chinese artist in the last 500 years. If this is true, then what is it that makes Zhang Daqian so important?...

Barry Russell 18 June 2021