“Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910” is closing next week. Don’t miss your chance to see this incredibly rare, 40-foot-tall Buddhist banner that has never before left Korea. It’s an unprecedented installation that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t miss its rarity, splendor, and power.
Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the installing of this Korean National Treasure.
“Shakyamuni Assembly,” 1653, Korea (Hwaeomsa, Gurye) National Treasure No. 301
Museum of Evolution of Life, Chandigarh, 2014 [via Haus der Kulturen der Welt, The Anthropocene Project. A Report]
Musée de Rouen. 1973
Droguée, Marion Cotillard emmène sa classe au Musée National des Accidentés de la Route (Belgique)
Dikkenek (2006) d’Olivier Van Hoofstadt
L’une des salles d’ethnographie au British Museum
British Museum, Londres
La mère.— Alors, ça, c’est… c’est…
L’enfant.— C’est moche !
Les Adoptés (2010), de et avec Mélanie Laurent
Heads up folks, it looks like even Google’s photo-snapping robots are taking selfies.
Spanish artist Mario Martínez Santamaría has been documenting instances where the Google Art Project’s photo-bot accidentally snaps photos of itself while on the job.
Paris. 1975. On the steps of the Grand Palais.
The Natural Museum of American History
June 23rd, 2014
Elliott Erwitt, Paris (Louvre, Musée de l’Orangerie).
Girl in a Japanese Costume, circa 1890
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Isabella S. Kurtz in memory of Charles M. Kurtz,
More than records of an individual likeness or a personality, portraits can be windows onto cultural trends or preoccupations. Chase’s portrait of a young woman dressed in a kimono reflects the growing late nineteenth-century American interest in Asian arts and crafts. Japanese objects, increasingly accessible after the open of trade with Japan in the 1860s, were particularly favored. The “Japanese taste” underpinned the style of the British Aesthetic Movement by the 1870s and its American successor.
FRANCE, Paris : Alpha Jets of the French Air Force, La Patrouille de France, releasing trails of blue, white and red smoke, the colors of the French national flag, fly over the Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) in Paris during the annual Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2014. France has issued an unprecedented invitation to all 72 countries involved in World War I to take part in its annual Bastille Day military parade. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU