Zhang Daqian: Temple by the Waterfall

“The mounting of Temple by Waterfall is a precious Japanese silk brocade designated for Zhang Daqian’s most treasured works from the 1960s. In shimmering yellow and orange tones, the two-colour silk brocade sets off the splashed blue and green on the painting; this relatively contemporary presentation contrasts with the traditional aesthetics of harmony and attests…

Friedrich ZETTL 狐胡: What a Dot Can Do

Thank you for such clear explanations and helpful links. Each little bit of understanding makes your paintings even more beautiful. ~Sunnyside Friedrich Zettl writes, When I was once introduced to Professor Wolfgang Kubin (he is the most important sinologist in the German-speaking world – an incredible man BTW), he said: “Yes, I know who you…

Asian Art: Porcelain Plate

the-met-art: Dish Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 19th century Culture: China Medium: Porcelain painted in overglaze polychrome enamels Dimensions: H. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Diam. 11.5 in. (29.2 cm) Classification: Ceramics Credit Line: Gift of Charles Stewart Smith, 1893 Untitled Artwork, Asian Art http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/47454 Timeline of Art History (2000-present) Timelines Central and North Asia, 1800-1900…