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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 51–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... preface transcribed by courtier-calligrapher Zheng Xiaoxu 鄭孝胥 (1860–1938) for Johnston's memoir, Twilight in the Forbidden City (1934), these artworks pave the way for an investigation of the practice of connoisseurship at Puyi's court-in-exile in China's era of modernism, including Puyi's use...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Kristopher W. Kersey Abstract This article advocates for a reevaluation of the origins of “collage” in global modernity. It does so by scrutinizing the materiality, historicization, and emergence of a medieval Japanese manuscript known as the Anthology of the Thirty-Six Poets . Rediscovered in 1896...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (2): 213–238.
Published: 01 October 2016
... alluring qualities of ancient Japan as well as for its impressive sense of modernity. Copyright © Asia Society 2016 American patronage Azechi Umetarō Daoism Maekawa Senpan James A. Michener Munakata Shikō Occupation Onchi Kōshirō rustic woody aesthetic Saitō Kiyoshi shibui Sōsaku Hanga...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (2): 225–244.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Rob Linrothe Abstract This is a review article of Janet Gyatso's 2015 award-winning book, Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet. The art-historical aspects of the book—mainly confined to the first chapter, “Reading Paintings, Painting the Medical...
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Published: 01 October 2017
Figure 4. Kālacakra and consort (detail), depicted in mural behind glass and modern clay sculpture at center of Akaniṣṭha Shrine (see point 1 on figure 3 [3.1]), first half of seventeenth century. Photograph: author. Figure 4. Kālacakra and consort (detail), depicted in mural behind glass More
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Published: 01 October 2019
Figure 2. The Diamond Ordination Platform before modern intervention, 1902. From Sekino, Kankoku kenchiku chōsa hōkoku , pl. 18. Reproduced by permission of the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. Figure 2. The Diamond Ordination Platform More
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Published: 01 October 2018
Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (Japanese, 1899–1948), Tipsy, from the series “Modern Styles of Women,” Japan, Shōwa period (1926–89), 1930. Color woodblock print with mica; sheet 52.1 × 30.5 cm. Saint Louis Art Museum, 119:2016. The Langenberg Endowment Fund. Kobayakawa Kiyoshi (Japanese, 1899–1948), Tipsy More
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Published: 01 October 2017
. Photograph: courtesy of Sezon Museum of Modern Art. Figure 11. Arakawa (1936–2010) and Madeline Gins (1941–2004), The Mechanism of Meaning 1. Neutralization of Subjectivity, fig. 1.3, 1963–73/1996. Acrylic and photograph on canvas, 244 × 173 cm. © 1997 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission More
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Published: 01 April 2022
: Modern Chinese Occidental-Painting, Design, and Sculpture (Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1937). Image in the public domain. Figure 11. Qiu Ti, Self-portrait, 1937. Lost and presumed destroyed. Exhibited in the Second National Art Exhibition and published in the exhibition catalogue A Special Collection More
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 25–59.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and compositions to devise a royal portrait that confirmed monarchic ideals in uncertain times yet also modernized the genre in step with broader trends. Until recently the creative agency of such artists was mostly set aside as insufficiently modern to be art historically significant, with the result...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 121–154.
Published: 01 October 2019
... compendia by Pang Xunqin and Lei Guiyuan, founding figures in modern design studies, as proposals that advocate for a reevaluation of folk and ethnic-minority traditions. Shaped by a signal moment in wartime modernism, the design proposals are located at the conjunction of two fields of knowledge that were...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2020
... calligraphy and painting circa 1800. It goes on to suggest that Huang Yi's choice of shuanggou outlines, while firmly rooted in an epigraphic obsession with the material past, also marked the horizon of a changing attitude toward brushwork, and had more in common with modern methods of visualizing the world...
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Archives of Asian Art (2021) 71 (2): 191–218.
Published: 01 October 2021
... ) and establish the popular pictorial genre manhua in modern China. 9. Chen Shizeng worked and lived just north of the Xuanwu Gate in Beijing prior to 1920 but socialized with friends and frequented art and antique markets in Xuannan. See Z. Liu, “Chen Shizeng yanzhong minchu de Beijing minsu,” 72–77...
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Archives of Asian Art (2011) 61 (1): 61–89.
Published: 01 April 2011
... and monoliths exist at some forty-five sites, created by Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains over a span of a thousand years. And to those accustomed to the modern concept of finish, half of this vast range of rock-cut monuments appears incomplete. No doubt explanations revolving around singular historical circum...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 155–179.
Published: 01 October 2019
... boat is the act of collecting pieces for display and appraisal—an act akin to modern curatorial discernment. The selection of works that accompanied the patron onboard became an expressive medium. The painting-and-calligraphy boat also privileged a sense of fortuity. Chance encounters and spontaneous...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Ellen Huang Abstract This article examines the phenomenon of yaobian 窯變, or kiln transformations, in late imperial and early modern China as material epistemology and material practice. By providing a genealogical analysis of documentations of yaobian in late imperial texts spanning the twelfth...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the Brooklyn kalamkari represents a uniquely cosmopolitan worldview from early-seventeenth-century South India. In this essay I discuss the makings of this particular worldview in the context of early modern processes of globalization and state-formation. By engaging with the work of Indologists Johan Huizinga...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (1): 1–53.
Published: 01 April 2022
... such polychrome ornamentation was desirable in early China, reconciling those motives with our quite different modern sensibilities. amiller@southwestern.edu © 2022 Asia Society 2022 Bronze vessels lacquer oil paint binding media early China history of color inlay technical art history...
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Archives of Asian Art (2022) 72 (1): 129–150.
Published: 01 April 2022
...: Modern Chinese Occidental-Painting, Design, and Sculpture (Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1937). Image in the public domain. Figure 11. Qiu Ti, Self-portrait, 1937. Lost and presumed destroyed. Exhibited in the Second National Art Exhibition and published in the exhibition catalogue A Special Collection...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 111–132.
Published: 01 October 2018
... the city as the ground and material for art. 2 These painters and poets knew that their practice could not be modeled on Euro-American modernism, emblematized by Picasso's violins, or on modernism anywhere else for that matter. Drawing on their lived experience and immediate environment, they would have...
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