Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Asian art are popular gift items

Whether one is an art collector, or connoisseur for that matter or not, yet almost everyone takes interest in the varied forms of art at some point of time or the other. This maybe in order to do up their interiors or gift some one something exquisite... For whatever reason, in one or the other there is a strong pull towards varied forms of art.

However, one of the most intriguing types of art work is that from the orient. The Asian art has also been known as spiritual art, as there is a lot of depth and emotions in their work. So whether it is the original Asian art or the Asian American art there is a large demand.
Asian art for sale can be found at various local art galleries or then the museums. Artists into this form of art also put up annual exhibitions to sell their work. They generally advertise in the local newspapers about their sales.

There are also art collectors who host sales of Asian art, from time-to-time. This maybe in the form of an auction, or then simple straightforward sales where a fixed price tag is attached to every piece of art. 

Those who study Feng Shui regularly source out Asian art for sale, as the various painting form a part of this science of healing living spaces. There is no dearth of sources of these pieces of art that are also printed on various types of clothing and artifacts. It is all a matter of preference.

Asian art is a pathway to understand the arts of China, India, Japan, Korea and other south eastern countries of Asia. Since Asia is a home to some rich oldest civilizations, Asian art is one of the most exhilarating in the country. Asian arts give an insight into the vibrant history, traditions and cultures of many countries in it. Since there is so much geographical as well as cultural diversity, Asian art collection is quite vibrant and encompasses a variety of religions that one can see in the form of art. The individual qualities of an art piece also show how techniques and styles are transplanted or duplicated from place to place. Traveling craftsmen and collectors shared their art forms from region to region and thus cross cultural influences can be seen in the art collection of Asia.

Asian art witnesses some common themes for its paintings. Some of these were Buddhism, celebration of seasons, representation of auspicious beasts, tea practices, religious idols etc. The Asian Art Museum holds one of the widest ranges of collections of Asian art in the world. Through its collection the museum to provide an introduction to all the major traditions of Asian art and culture. In the art world the collection contains rare and exceptional objects which are often collector’s item. 

The collection at the museum includes more than sixteen thousand objects ranging from Asian art fabric to tiny jades to monumental sculptures, textiles, paintings, lacquers, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry, porcelains and ceramics, Asian art fabrics etc. Many of the objects in the museum’s collection were donated. Some of the museum’s most celebrated object is gilt bronze Buddha dated 338 which is the oldest known dated Chinese Buddha in the world. It is also often given as a textbook example of Chinese Buddhist art.

Asian art work is as distinct as the cultures of Asia and the art collection reveals many forms of similarity and iconography by sharing of religion. Common themes and techniques such as blue and white ceramic or ink painting is can seen keenly observed. The Chinese calligraphy, the Buddhist sculptures, the Japanese wood block prints, paintings from Nepal and Tibet all reveal the rich and varied culture of Asia. 

For avid collectors, Asian art appraisals can be done through a lot of art specialists who have starter offering their services online. Art appraisers with nationally recognized certificates should be considered while contacting. Many of the appraisers also specialize in niche art like the Chinese art or the Indian art etc. Many question as to where did Asian art originate from? Many art forms date back to almost thousands of years and it evolved from country to country. For example Japan’s unique art form dates back to almost three hundred years and is known as the ‘Netsuke’. Similarly Indian and Chinese arts too evolved with time.

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