36 Strategems for War. The most famous Chinese war theories used for thousands of years, made of hand carved jade, with silk mat and wood frame. Artifact reproduction framed in wood shadowbox. Create using treated squared popsicle sticks or polymer clay. Each stick is a complete idea/concept/word.
Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. View lustrous works in jade, turquoise, malachite, quartz, lapis lazuli, and more in “Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings,” on view through March 8, 2015. | Vase in the Shape of a Bird,18th–19th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.658a, b) #AsianArt100
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Revelers Returned from the Tori no Machi Festival at Asakusa, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1914. (JP60) #cats
Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers, 11th–12th century. Eastern Central Asia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1987 (1987.275) | The brilliant colors and the vitality of the animals are characteristic features of tapestries of the region, which were probably produced by Uighurs, known for their splendid tapestry-woven clothing. #OneMetManyWorlds
Fairy and Crane, 18th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1925 (25.59.1) | This work is featured in our “Painting with Threads” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100
Dai Benxiao (Chinese, 1621–1693). Tiantai yisong: The Strange Pines of Mount Tiantai, dated 1687. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 1991 (1991.256) |This work is featured in our “The Art of the Chinese Album” exhibition, on view through March 29, 2015 #AsianArt100