Friday, 29 July 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Some quick facts about this emperor:
Ø Ascended the throne at the tender age of 7.
Ø Took up the reigns of government at the age of 13.
Ø Studied geometry, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, meteorology, world geography and Latin from missionaries who came from
France and . Belgium
Ø Produced a new variety of rice called the ‘Imperial Variety’.
Ø Devoted himself to the reunification of the country and improvement of productivity.
Ø Ruled for 61 years.
Ø Died when he was 68.
Friday, 15 July 2016
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
A Fine Cizhou Style Ewer With Carvings of Flowers
Friday, 8 July 2016
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
London’s art market was
whipsawed like the financial world during the two weeks of auctions surrounding
historic vote to leave the European Union.
two weeks of auctions began at Sotheby’s on June 21 where Pablo Picasso’s 1909
Cubist painting “Femme Assise” sold for 43.3 million pounds and Amedeo
Modigliani’s “Jeanne Hebuterne (au Foulard)” took 38.5 million pounds, both
works exceeding the targeted estimates. Prices include buyer’s fees; estimates
evening’s big casualty was Lucian Freud’s “Ib and her Husband,” depicting a
fully-clothed couple sleeping by a radiator. Estimated at 18 million pounds,
the work didn’t draw a single bid. The consignor purchased it for $19.4 million
in 2007, the peak of the previous art cycle, at Christie’s in
Sotheby’s has also seen its share of Asian buying. On June 28, Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian’s
fought to win a monumental Jenny Saville painting of naked female bodies
stacked like sardines, outbidding four competitors including American art dealer
Larry Gagosian. The work was the top lot of the boisterous evening sale that
tallied 52.2 million pounds. It was also a record for the artist. Long Museum