art-asia

Cabs as canvas in Mumbai

Mumbai’s taxis have been given a vibrant makeover thanks to Taxi Fabric, a design scheme that has seen young Indians produce new interiors ranging from colorful patterns to mock-classical art. The project also hopes to raise the profile of design as a profession in India, where it is still not widely recognized. To see more of these colorful taxis, visit The Guardian.

The creators of the drawings in “Drawn from Courtly India” had an inventive way to correct mistakes. They often made adjustments and additions by using white opaque watercolor, similar to the way we use white-out to mask typos.

A Nobleman and His Family in a Pavilion,“ c. 1790, India

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Art by Evert van Ingen on Behance

The impossible
I started this project because I was bored while doing an internship. I really like playing with Adobe Illustrator so… why not.
Its 1.5 years later and I finally managed to finish it doing yet another internship while there was no work.
It seemed like the impossible to achieve but I did it.
The creator:
Utagawa Toyoharu (歌川 豊春, c. 1735 – 1814) was a Japanese artist in the ukiyo-e genre, known as the founder of the Utagawa school and for his uki-e pictures that incorporated Western-style geometrical perspective to create a sense of depth.

She wore sandals on her feet.

Sandals that were worn to meet
classroom floors and killing fields,
orchards littered with banana peels.
Sandals that strolled Asia quite free
through temples, markets, the DMZ.
Sandals that walked to cheap beer bars
and stood below Ho Chi shining stars,
beside the countless motorbikes
and one or two cars
carrying the lovers of a coffee culture.
Sandals that jumped with the thumps of late-night-party noise,
and brushed against the ladyboys
and stumbled in the wash of a happy shake
only to wake to a bruised right leg,
a fresh coconut from which to drink,
and a rising Kampuchean day.

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Get your “prana” on every Wednesday Night at Yoga in the Galleries. Classes start at 6:00 & 7:00 p.m., and this month will be held in our Chinese Reception Hall, one of the Museum’s most peaceful spots.

Admission is Pay What You Wish every Wednesday after 5:00 p.m.

Reception Hall from the Palace of Duke Zhao (Zhaogongfu),” first half of the 17th century (Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644), made in China

Belt Ornament with Chrysanthemum Design

Goryeo dynasty

12-13th century

This Korean Goryeo dynasty belt buckle is an excellent example of the period’s sophisticated metalwork. Two cast-silver frames form the buckle’s two decorated panels, which probably were attached to a leather belt. The buckle’s high-relief work on the right side depicts tree peonies, leaves, branches, and blossoms. The left panel features herbaceous or bush peonies in low relief. Here, the artist worked the metal from behind using a beating and impressing technique similar to repoussé. Peonies are auspicious symbols in Korea associated with prosperity, nobility, feminine beauty, and love.

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.