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The Art of Living

  • 9 June 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence In Christie’s inaugural online auction of Japanese Art, we are pleased to offer a selection of artworks from the Meiji period (1868-1912). The art of this period reflects the flowering of the Japanese traditional crafts on the international scene, against the background of an intense national pride in the Meiji Constitution and the adoption of Western styles and fashions.
  • 3 June 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2014 Christie’s Hong Kong spring auctions achieved HK$3 billion (US$389 million), underlining the increasingly global focus on the region’s arts and artists, both in the auction room and online through Christie’s LIVE.
  • 8 May 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video Transcendence and Abstraction Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun, and Cheong Soo Pieng are the masters who merged Western-style abstraction with themes from Eastern landscape paintings, called Shanshui.
  • 8 May 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video Patterns and Form Philosophical tradition in the East approaches a truth through the discipline of the mind rather than taking an epistemological view of objectifying the world.
  • 8 May 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video The Natural and the Sublime Still life and landscape paintings are timeless subjects in the art histories of both the East and the West. Not only do they convey the sublime beauty of nature but they also reflect the perspective of the individual artist and their interpretation of their surroundings.
  • 8 May 2014  |  Asian Art  |  Video Myth and Enchantment The Indonesian island of Bali is one of the world’s most mythical and enchanting destinations, where art and life enjoy an inseparable relationship.