Asian and Ethnographic Art

Asian art or oriental art encompasses a wide variety of influences from various cultures and religions.

The development of Asian art is similar to that of Western art. Asian art (Korean art, Chinese art and Japanese art) served as a great influence on Western art and, vice versa, one was inspired by the other, adopting their tendencies. This artistic creation that was born as a bridge between East and West. Asian collections in Europe began as a phenomenon resulting from the beginning of commercial and diplomatic relations between Europe and Asia.

Ethnographic art

Through ethnographic art, the customs, traditions and identities of different human groups are described and made to be understood by other cultures. Thanks to ethnographic antiquities, we can now know and understand other cultures as well as being able to appreciate their aesthetic beauty. We can find ethnographic objects such as tools and instruments that were used in the past to work, or to serve in everyday life.

Asian art

Asian art comprises the artistic production of Japan, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Pakistan and India. All these countries and regions expressed Asian art in different ways in objects such as porcelain vases, lacquered furniture, sculptures, Buddhas, and paintings among many others.

Chinese art

The history of ancient Chinese art dates back to the same time as the history of China. Given the weather conditions and the land of the country, it led to the creation of various ceramic and bronze objects. Chinese potters have long enjoyed a very good reputation for their know-how and quality. It should also be remembered that the Chinese invented the paper that they used in multiple applications, such as books, manuscripts with drawings, paintings... Currently you can find vases, tibors, manuscripts, Chinese prints of great artistic value in the antique market.

Indian art

Indian art is closely linked to its cultural history, philosophy and religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity) and its patronage through art is unique. We can find Indian art antiques such as sculptures particularly famous in Thanjavur, textiles, wood carvings, bronzes, ceremonial objects, ceramics such as that of Jaipur...

Buddhist art

Buddhist art originated in India, following the life of Siddhartha Gautama, from the 6th to the 5th century BC, and then evolved through contact with different cultures as it spread throughout the world.

Tribal art

The term tribal art is used to refer to the traditional art of the indigenous people of the tribal societies of Africa, the South Pacific and Indonesia, Australia, America and India. Also primitive art.

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