Oriental art

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Oriental art

A thing of beauty is always fresh, vital, principled, and divine.[1]

Some samples of its masterpieces:

Stele scene in which Ipi, a royal scribe, worships the God Anubis, Mid-14th century BC., Ancient Egypt.

At the State Hermitage Museum, over 180,000 items including paintings, sculptures and examples of applied art, give an idea of a remarkable cultural heritage of the Orient from the time of the ancient civilizations emergence to the present.[2] This oriental artworks occupy 50 rooms and contains pieces from Egypt, India, Iran (Sassanian), Tibet, Byzantium, and countries of the Near and Far East. The collection include silver filigree objects of the 17th - 19th centuries of China, India and South-East Asia, and Sassanian silverware (Ewers, dishes, etc.).

Amorous Couple Maithuna India
Krishna, India.

Ancient art in Asia was primarily expressed in the forms of stone carving, religious architecture, pottery, and bronze. [1]

"We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything. Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." Buddha.

Chinese Stem Cup, XVth century.

"The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable." Malcolm de Chazal.

"A nice cottage. A clean table. A clear sky with a beautiful moon. A vase of flowers. No cares of the world." 15th century Chinese writer.[3]

"Making contemporary art can throw up obstacles but it does not worry me. I am eternally optimistic; I am Chinese." Cai Guo-Qiang.

Horse and Groom, by Haydar Ali, early 16th century.jpg

Horse and Groom, by Haydar Ali, early 16th century, Iran.

See also

M.F. Husain, India's Picasso.
Progress through Education by Carlos V. Francisco, Philippine.

Dragons symbolize wisdom, virtue and strength.

Dragon_Qinq_Dynasty, China
Persian miniature, Harun al-Rashid in "Thousand and One Nights".

External links

The Old album by Iman Maleki Iran

Royal Fort, Pakistan.
Hexagonal tile with floral decoration, 1540 - 1545, Turkey.

Framed medallion Turkey.jpg

Framed medallion, Byzantine Empire, 500–700. Turkey.


  2. Oriental art. State Hermitage Museum.
  3. Asian Art at the Met.
Base of the Elephant Terrace, Angkor, Cambodia.
Sacred Art of Japan.
Noah's Ark, Malaysia.

Mohd Hoessain Enas Minah 1958 Malaysia.JPG

Mohd Hoessain Enas, Minah, 1958, Malaysia.