Tag Archives: Eastern Art

Women in the Cultural Revolution

In this blog we will be looking at a small number of the exhibits in the current exhibition “A Century of Women in Chinese Art” now on show at the Ashmolean Museum until the 14th of October 2018, with reference … Continue reading

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The Tale of Prince Vessantara

Exhibition dates: 27 March to 9 September 2018 Gallery 29 | Admission Free The current display in the Eastern Art Paintings Gallery (Gallery 29) highlights the Vessantara Jataka, the most popular story in the Buddhist world. It explores how the … Continue reading

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Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain at the Ashmolean

Exhibition dates:  7 November 2017 – 15 April 2018 Gallery 11 | Admission Free Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain is a retrospective of the contemporary artist Qu Leilei on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford until the … Continue reading

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New temporary display of works by Xu Bing

From 2 March Gallery 10 | Admission Free Xu Bing (b.1955, Chongqing, Sichuan) is a leading contemporary artist from China renowned for works of art that explore language. To mark his visit to Oxford in March for the 2018 Oxford … Continue reading

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Object Spotlight: Japanese gunpowder flask with figures in Portuguese dress

                    This lacquered wood gunpowder flask (kayaku-ire) was produced in Japan. It is artistic in form but with an important practical use. The flask gives a useful insight into a fascinating … Continue reading

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