This exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art, will explore the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.
The Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts On view April 5, 2014 to December 27, 2015 Located in the: First Floor Galleries Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than 30
Continuing to build on the dynamic Chinese market, our Important Chinese Art auction will take place on Wednesday 13 May. The sale will feature significant archaic bronzes and early ceramics from a Japanese private collection as well as fine jades, Ming and Qing porcelain, furniture and works of art.
Wang Xun (350-401), Jin dynasty (265-420) Undated, handscroll, ink on paper, 25.1 × 17.2 cm This set of letters by Wang Xun is the only authentic signed work from the Jin dynasty. Written in an easy and free style, it is a letter to Boyuan. Wang Xun excelled at running-cursive script. In the Southern Song
The caoshu (cursive script) calligraphy piece Ping'an Tie (Safety Wish Script), by Wang Xizhi, a renowned calligrapher of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), was recognized as a most valuable master piece, once praised by Emperor Qianlong and had been owned by many famous collectors in history. Wang Xizhi, who lived in the Jin Dynasty around