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This wine pot is considered one of the finest Korean ceramics in the West. Why? Because of its cool green color, its ripe shape, and the delicate details of its lid and surface decoration. 850 years ago, colorful glazed ceramics were technological wonders, representing the highest achievements of geology, chemistry, and combustion engineering. The Chinese were usually Asia’s ceramic innovators, but Korean potters perfected this light green color, known in the West as celadon. #artsofkorea #한국미술

A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: The top half of this fanciful plate depicts Fujin, the Japanese god of wind. He slings his heavy bag of wind over his muscled shoulders on a background of swirling air. The depiction of Fujin represents the pictorial, almost painterly, use of the cloisonné medium that was favored in nineteenth-century Japan. However, the lower section of the plate makes direct reference to the Chinese cloisonné tradition, with repeated patterns of birds and leaves against the popular turquoise ground. This plate is a rare example of the documented use of such Japanese imports in an American interior. #infinitebluebkm

A little #bluesday inspiration from #BKMAsianart: While this tripod plate was made in China, its design and motif has Middle Eastern and Central Asian roots. Its shape emulates silver trays imported into China from the Sasanian empire (224–651) in present-day Iran or from trading outposts in Sogdiana in present-day Uzbekistan. Both of these regions were linked by international trade on the Silk Routes to the Chinese capital at Chang’an (modern-day Xi’an). The vibrant tri-color palette of green, amber, and white glazes (sancai) was enhanced by the rare addition of blue, dating this plate to the prosperous High Tang period in the eighth century. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀

The Hindu gods Brahma and Vishnu are depicted here flanking the god Shiva, who appears in the form of lingam, his phallic emblem. The placement of the Shiva lingam in the center emphasizes the god's importance. Shiva is a quintessentially masculine deity, symbolizing physical power, energy, and self-discipline. Despite Shiva's defining role as Destroyer, however, he is also a physically powerful progenitor; the phallic symbol represents his ability to "inseminate" and provide the seeds for new creation. It is believed that the lingam offers a more evocative emblem of Shiva's power than a figural representation of him could because human qualities would limit the viewer's understanding of the god's abstract yet generative potency. Find these gods on view in #iggypoplifeclass, selected by artist #JeremyDeller.

Depicting an image of the Buddha emaciated after a long period of fasting, this work is meant to demonstrate major principles of the Buddhist religion. Biographies of the Buddha describe the early phases of his religious quest, trying multiple paths in an attempt to reach enlightenment. On one of these paths, fasting, the Buddha found that his entire experience was spent thinking about his body’s needs, ultimately posing so much of a distraction that he was unable to engage in true spiritual thought. This discovery that extreme self-denial is not the path to enlightenment became a central tenet of Buddhism. Instead the Buddha began to encourage others to follow a middle path as a means of achieving the greatest religious experience. This image of the ascetic Sakyamuni is a cautionary reminder of those ideals. See it on view in #iggypoplifclass, selected by artist #JeremyDeller.

This sculpture depicts the Jina Mahavira, the founder of the Jain religion and a historical contemporary of the Buddha. Here, Mahavira is shown as a Digambara, or “person clothed by air.” The Digambara sect of Jainism practices nudity as a form of asceticism. His nudity reflects his commitment to the most extreme and highest level of Jain practice. Additionally, the Jina is depicted engaged in standing meditation. Ultimately, this work is centered on the idea of denying the power of the body and, despite its use of nudity, has no sexual connotations. It is actually an act of religious devotion. Find the Jina Mahavira in #iggypoplifeclass, selected for display by artist #JeremyDeller.

A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: This masterpiece of Chinese porcelain is an important example of early blue-and-white ware from the imperially sponsored kilns of Jingdezhen. Four energetic fish are depicted swimming along the hips of the vessel; their Chinese names form a rebus for the phrase qingbai lianjie, meaning “honest and incorruptible.” The twisting leaves and stems of the eelgrass, blossoming lotuses, and other flora elegantly frame the fish and re-create the teeming pulse of a lush aquarium. The visual wordplay suggests that the jar may have been made for an elite clientele who, it was hoped, would be inspired by the rebus’s message of rectitude while drinking their wine. #infinitebluebkm 🔵

A little #bluesday inspiration from #BKMAsianart: Not only is this print among the most famous of the great printmaker #KatsushikaHokusai’s works, but it is also one of the earliest versions of this image. View of Mt. Fuji from a Boat at Ushibori from "Thirty-Six Views of Fuji," is an example of an all-blue or mostly blue woodblock color print called aizuri-e or "blue picture." In later impressions, the central band of reeds behind the boat is lost. Also notable is the tilted perspective of the boat, which allows us see the vessel’s interior. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀

A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: This #thangka, or painting on cloth, shows the multi-headed, multi-limbed, buffalo-horned god Vajrabhairava stomping on his enemies. Barely visible against him is his similarly fierce (and blue) female partner, Vajravetali. Can you spot her? Vajrabhairava is one of Buddhism’s most intimidating deities. His worship is only for advanced practitioners. His alternate name, Yamantaka (Conqueror of Death), celebrates his role in combatting both the fear of mortality and mortality itself. #infinitebluebkm 🔵

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This wine pot is considered one of the finest Korean ceramics in the West. Why? Because of its cool green color, its ripe shape, and the delicate details of its lid and surface decoration. 850 years ago, colorful glazed ceramics were technological wonders, representing the highest achievements of geology, chemistry, and combustion engineering. The Chinese were usually Asia’s ceramic innovators, but Korean potters perfected this light green color, known in the West as celadon. #artsofkorea #한국미술

Katsushika Hokusai, "Sketch of Four Faces," ca. 1760-1849. #Ink on paper. 😠😐 🙄😟 __________________________________________________

#KatsushikaHokusai #japaneseart #faces #heads #expressions #expressiveheads #caricature #fourheadsarebetterthanone #artstagram #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

The newly renovated and reinstalled #ArtsofKorea gallery opens today at the @brooklynmuseum! This collection has been off view for a while so we are very excited to see it again! I especially love walking by these two colorful #cuties--one with a #turtle, the other with a covered tray--on the way to my office. 💙💙 __________________________________________________ "Boy Attendants (Dong-ja)," Korea, 18th century, #Joseon Dynasty. #Polychromed wood.

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#koreanart #18thcenturyart #powercouple #dongja #buddhistfigures #templeattendants #smiling #woodcarving #koreansculpture #artstagram #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

"Shiva and Parvati Riding on Shiva's Mount, Nandi," India, ca. 1800. Opaque #watercolor and gold on paper. 🐮
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#ArtofIndia #Shiva #Parvati #Nandi #Hinduism #Hindumuthology #19thcenturyart #sacredbull #bull #artstagram #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

I love that there are tiny pictures hanging in the shop! Satisfied celebrity customers? And the man with a sword and two guns shopping? I'm thinking white fabric is a mistake.
#moodfabrics #butinIndia 👀

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Basarat (son of Ditta), "Cloth Merchant's Shop," detail, ca. 1850. Opaque #watercolor and gold on paper.
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#India #artsofindia #19thcenturyart #19thcenturyshopping #menatwork #artstagram #fabricbolts #cottons #silks #commerce #merchants #fabric #cloth #moodfabrics #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

Early ukiyo-e artist Hishikawa Moronobu got his start in his family's textile business drawing embroidery designs. This early training may have informed the theme and #calligraphic style of this #woodblock print depicting #dressmakers at work (ca. 1680-1690). 👘 ✂️ ___________________________________

#HishikawaMoronobu #japaneseart #japaneseprint #ukiyoe #edoperiod #floatingworld #dressmaking #workshop #17thcenturyjapan #seamstress #blackandwhite #kimono #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: Ceramic artists today find inspiration in Chinese celadons of the Song dynasty as well as Korean celadons of the Goryeo dynasty. In Japan, potters such as #KawaseShinobu have cited Song Dynasty celadons as a primary influence on their work. Her use of clear blue glaze against bright white porcelain creates effects that are at once ice-like and cloud-like. #infinitebluebkm

Gosotei Toyokuni II, "Tosei Bijin, Hana-awase Series," ca. 1830. #Woodblock print. 🦋 🦋 🦋 🦋

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#GosoteiToyokuni #japaneseart #japaneseprint #beauty #blue #kimono #butterfly #bat #blue #19thcenturyart #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

#BlueMonday, brought to you by Utagawa Hiroshige's #moody and #romantic #woodblock print "Night View of the Matsuchiyama and Sam'ya Canal" from "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," 8th month of 1857. 💙🌜💙 ____________________________________

#utagawahiroshige #hiroshige #geisha #japaneseart #19thcenturyart #kimono #onehundredviewsofedo #ukiyoe #geta #edoperiod #19thcenturyjapan #nightsky #nightview #starrysky #mysterious #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

There is so much "backstory" going on in this #Hiroshige print! The #cat is looking out the #window of a second story #Yoshiwara #brothel, over the Asakusa ricefields, toward a procession celebrating the Torinomachi Festival. That day was also a "monbi," one of the special days when courtesans were required by tradition to take a customer—or to pay the fee to the brothel owner if she failed. It was the single busiest day of the year in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters. This scene shows the room of a #courtesan who has just had an afternoon customer. He probably brought her a gift of the set of "kumade" #hairpins on the floor. On the window sill is her mouth-rinsing bowl and a used towel; to the left is the border of a folding screen decorated with a bird motif, and just above the hairpins is the edge of a parcel of tissue papers delicately known as onkotogami, or "paper for the honorable act." #themoreyouknow 🐱

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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando), "Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival, No. 101" from "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo," 11th month of 1857. #Woodblock print.
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#UtagawaHiroshige #onehundredfamousviewsofedo #edo #japaneseprint #19thcenturyjapan #ukiyoe #floatingworld #roomwithaview #sexworker #throughthewindow #openwindow #insideoutside #19thcenturyart #interior #window #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

#Hookah squad. 🌬
__________________________________________ "Queen Vantu with a Hookah Attended by a Maid," India, ca. 1750-1780. Opaque #watercolor on paper.
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#IndianArt #artsofindia #waterpipe #18thcenturyart #18thcenturyindia #jewelry #jewelryinart #smoking #smokingisbadforyou #manuscriptpainting #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

#GOT #Viserion 🐲

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Gold Finial in the Shape of a Dragon Head, Korea, 14th century.

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#KoreanArt #GoryeoDynasty #14thcenturyKorea #gold #Dragon #finial #ornament #hairpin #metalwork #14thcenturyart #fangs #ferocious #fierce #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

Onuma Chiyuki, "February: Playing Cards," from the series "Japanese Girls Month by Month," 1958, print. ♥️♠️♦️♣️ _____________________________________

#OnumaChiyuki #japaneseart #japaneseprint #20thcenturyart #kimono #redlips #playingcards #calendargirl #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

Ohara Donshu, "Blind Men Appraising an Elephant," early 19th century. #Ink and colors on paper. 🐘

#thehumancondition

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#OharaDonshu #japaneseart #19thcenturyart #elephant #whiteelephant #tusks #metaphorical #itsallaboutperspective #brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcollection #bkmasianart

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