Friday, November 1, 2013

Art Gallery Of NSW : Asian Art

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Art Gallery Of New South Wales : Asian Art
 September 2013
L-R - Manla, medicine Buddha from Mongolia (1700s); Buddha from Sri Lanka (1700s); Figure of Bodhisattva from China (1279-1368)
The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney houses many fine pieces of artwork, too many to be put into a single blog. I have put them into several blogs, roughly following the sectional galleries of the the Gallery. Bear in mind, that nothing beat seeing these artwork life; so when you have the opportunity, head for this art gallery.

Entrance to the Art Gallery Of New South Wales
This one is from the Asian Art Section of the gallery. Beside each artwork are labels showing the title of the painting, the painter's name and sometimes a brief history of the painter's life.

Amitabha Buddha
- andesite stone statue from Central Java, Indonesia (late 8th centrury to mid 9th century)

Standing Buddha
- marble statue from China (Sui Dynasty 581-618)

Torso Of A Buddha
- mottled red sandstone statue from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India (100s)

Buddha Enthroned Under The Seven-Headed Naga (Dragon)
- gilt bronze statue from Thailand (1800s)

LIves Of The Buddha
- six panels acrylic & gold leaf on canvas by Phaptawan Suwannakudt (1997-1998)

Guardian Lion
- sandstone statue from Angkor region, Cambodia (Koh Ker era c1000)

Mahishasuramardini (Durga Slaying The Buffalo Demon)
- red sandstone statue from Rajasthan, India (early 10th century)

Seven Mother Goddesses
- black chlorite schist stone carving from Karnataka, India (Hoysala Period 12th to 13th century)

Female Torso
- sandstone carving from Madhya Pradesh, India (11th century)

- parcel gilt and inlaid silver bronze statue from Nepal (20th century)

Bhaishajyaguru (Medicine Buddha)
- Tibetan thangka : colours and gold on sized cotton by (19th century)

Vishnu & His Avatars
- sandstone statue from Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India (Chandella Dynasty, 11th century)

- gilted bronze statue from China (Yuan Dynasty 1279-1368)

Bencharong Ware Large Tazza
- Tibetan porcelain with overglazed enamel decoration (19th century)

"Kamcheng" Nyona Ware Pot
- Straits Settlements of Malaya porcelain with overglazed enamel decoration (c1800s)

Blue Ming pottery
- underglazed blue enamel porcelain

Jingdezhen Ware Flask (Moon Vase)
- porcelain decorated with blue & red underglaze from China (Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795)

Pair Of Vases
- porcelain decorated in famille verte enamels from China (Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Perion, 1680-1700)

Altar Vase
- porcelain with overglazed enamels in yellow background from China (Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing Period, 1796-1820)

Tomb Guardians 
- Tang Dynasty earthenware with traces of red and orange pigment over white slip from China (late 6th century to early 5th century)

Horse & Rider
- painted grey earthenware from China (Han Dynasty, 206BC-220AD)

Figure Of A Camel
- earthenware with sancai (three colour) glaze from China (8th century Tang Dynasty)

Japanese Karaori No costume with design of four season flowers
- silk & gold metallic supplementary wefts on a silk twill ground (19th century Edo Tokugawa Period)

Japanese Courtesan Under Cherry Blossom
- ink colour on paper hanging scroll by Utagawa Toyoharu (1780s-1810s)

Japanese Katana Sword
- decorated sword with decorated sheath by Kanenaka (1681)

Japanese Tanto Dagger
- decorated dagger with decorated sheath by Kanenaga (1387)

Buddhist Guardian Figure
- bronze statue coated with gold (MIng Dynasty, 1368-1644)

Figure Of Ganesha
- stone statue from Central Java, Indonesia (10th century)

To see artwork from other sections of the gallery Click Here.

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