March 5, 2023No Comments

Chinese Scholar’s Rock in the Form of a Fantastic Mountain 

During the Qing dynasty, the appreciation of Gongshi reached its peak. Scholars and artists alike sought after the most magnificent stones to showcase in their homes and gardens. These stones have inspired China’s poets and painters. 

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February 26, 2023No Comments

Ancient Greek Bronze Veiled in Mystery

During Hellenistic times, the medium of bronze helped reach new levels of sophistication. Much detailed elements of the human form translated in this metal. Expression of the body such as our dancer here. But also naturalistic facial expressions including facial wrinkles, tendons, musculature, and veins.

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December 16, 2022No Comments

India’s Oldest Continuously Practiced Faith with a Sculpture

On other Jain sculptures I have researched I also noted swastika symbols which are also found in Buddhism and among many other cultures worldwide. Jainsm and Buddhism have similarities, emphasizing discipline and purification of the mind and body. 

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