This amazing painting from the Asian Art Museum collection is part of the current exhibition, Phantoms of Asia. It’s a contemporary show, and many people assume it’s one of the contemporary works - but it isn’t. Cosmological painting, approx. 1750–1850. India; Rajasthan. Opaque watercolors on cloth. From the Collection of William K. Ehrenfeld, M.D., 2005.64.54
I´ve experienced this sentiment of antique Asian art objects appearing as contemporary many time… And I LOVE that you created a website for this.
Here´s a link to my own blogpost about this:
Unfortunately, I cannot upload pictures here. Is it, because I´ m not a member of trumbl?
Not exactly ancient, but definitely over 150 years old, many colorful bojagi remind me of modernist compositions. This one with the light brown pieces, makes me think of Eva Hesse’s work with latex: http://22.214.171.124:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/id/21483
Love this spotty dress; I think it would fit right in with Leona Edmiston’s latest frocks: https://leonaedmiston.com/online_store/view/384/tessa_spot_print_d706