Ukiyo-e in Edo Japan
Ukiyo-e, literally meaning 'pictures of the floating world'...
Ukiyo-e in Edo Japan II
By far the largest of Hokusai's works is his fifteen- volume collection of printed Manga...
Mingei, literally meaning 'arts of the people', refers to handcrafted objects produced for everyday use and enjoyment.
Provisions for the afterlife
In ancient China, funerary figurines were placed in tombs as substitutes of real people...
Kim Hoa Tram (Shen Jinhe in Chinese) was born in Vietnam and has been living in Melbourne, Australia since 1984.
Zen painting II
Delusion is the first part of this pair of paintings by Kim Hoa Tram. Awakening is the second part.
Landscape as spiritual retreat
Kuncan was a native of Wuling, in the Hunan province. He became a Chan (Zen) Buddhist monk at an early age...
Landscape as self-expression
This is an early landscape painted when Kuncan was in Nanjing. Nature is depicted in its untamed state of luxuriant growth...
This bulbous jar seems impregnated with life force. Its fullness is echoed in the decoration.