The fine art we offer showcases the artworks of emerging new artists in China. To purchase a piece of art, email us at thehancollection comcast. When you look at the art presented, envision the painting in the space it will hang. Does the painting make you smile, or in some way inspire an emotion that touches your heart?
The history of Asian art or Eastern art , includes a vast range of influences from various cultures and religions. Developments in Asian art historically parallel those in Western art , in general a few centuries earlier. Buddhist art originated in the Indian subcontinent in the centuries following the life of the historical Gautama Buddha in the 6th to 5th century BCE, before evolving through its contact with other cultures and its diffusion through the rest of Asia and the world. Buddhist art traveled with believers as the dharma spread, adapted, and evolved in each new host country. It developed to the north through Central Asia and into Eastern Asia to form the Northern branch of Buddhist art, and to the east as far as Southeast Asia to form the Southern branch of Buddhist art. In India, Buddhist art flourished and even influenced the development of Hindu art, until Buddhism nearly disappeared in India around the 10th century CE due in part to the vigorous expansion of Islam alongside Hinduism.
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Monogatari-e story painting is a collective term used to describe a group of paintings which illustrate and highlight major scenes from Buddhist tales and the classical tales in Japanese literature. Representative narrative stories of the Heian period, for example, the Tale of Genji and Tales of Ise, were translated into paintings soon after their creation and became noted works of art in their own right in Japanese art history. The forms or scenes reproduced as monogatari-e are always based on the words or events described in the original text of the stories. However, the relationship between words and form is not always unilateral and does not necessarily always go in the same direction, they often echo each other, and are sometimes reversed, with the illustrations giving new life to the written story.