Asian Art: To Summarize Is to Insult

Trying to summarize “Asian Art” down to a brief description would be insulting. Asian art has as much diversity and history woven into it as the continent the artists come from. The pieces of art our Covalenteers selected this month to reflect this, with pieces from China, Korea, and Japan and dates ranging from the 13th century all the way up to the early aughts.

Proving that “Picasso was not the inventor of simple, suggestive line strokes,” Accounting Manager Sally Wood chose the piece Li Bai Strolling by Chinese artist Liang Kai in the 13th century.

Stacey, our Interactive Director, was “instantly intrigued” by this piece called Some/One by Korean artist Do Ho Suh in 2001. While initially drawn to the piece, it took on a whole new level of meaning and emotion once Stacey realized it was constructed of dog tags.

Senior Graphic Designer Darren, appreciates the precision and simplicity found in this world-renowned piece, “The Great Wave” by Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika in 1831.

Content Team Manager James enjoyed the mix between watercolor and ink in the piece “Tiger” by Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai in the 19th century.

Do you feel like any summary of “Asian Art” really does it justice?

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