Learning about Asian art is a journey, not a destination. We begin with free online links. The Asian art course is developing from a historically broad perspective beginning with Chinese art, lacquer and porcelain online 24/7 and seminars. If you love learning about Asian art in general then start the journey below.
Do you want to learn about Asian art? Enter here. Test the waters. Be prepared for a long journey. Be enduring and tireless. I will provide you with just a peek for now.
Ten years ago I acquired a rare and extensive library of exquisite Chinese, Japanese and SE Asian art books. I confess I have colored many of them with markers, underlined, made notes which clearly devalued them. Knowledge has costs. Experience take time. I have been fascinated with SE Asian religion and art since my twenties in the late 1960's.
When completed, and offered through Appraisal Course Associates and the College for Appraisers, we will present a series of in-depth, online asynchronous lectures on Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other surrounding SE Asian countries ceramics history. We will also expand and take some carefully referenced excursions into the history and identification of other SE Asian art, lacquerware and more. Some of the links below provide currently available, online context to begin the journey and better understood the historical conditions in context.
There are two hemispheres we are born into. We live in and study mostly Western civilization and know little about the history, culture and art of the Eastern half of the world. It fascinating and seductive. Take a quick look. These free introductory links on this website will take you as deep as you like. Take a brief close look at a 30 Million dollar blue and white Ming porcelain bowl. The Asian Art Museum online Art collection is vast and among the best and a great place to start to explore this wonderful and mysterious world. Chinese Reign Marks are important and explained with excellent photos.
Get an overview of Chinese ceramics by Christies Asian experts.
There are many other museum exhibits of Asian Art. The San Diego Museum of Art has an amazing Asian art exhibit. Take a virtual tour of the SMDA 360 Asian Art Exhibit and see each piece accompanied by the catalog entry. It is a large exhibit and takes time.
Korea and Japan were greatly influenced by China...the elephant in the geographic area. The influence pervaded rather quickly in historical terms. Enjoy an hour-long lecture of Korean ceramics showing developments based on what was learned, churned and burned in China and imported to Korea and from there to Japan. A great introduction to Asian ceramic history. See an introduction to Korean pottery over a thousand years.
It's important to understand the influence and art of Bhuddism. Wade in deeper into Bhuddist Art. and Asian Culture by exploring these few online Asian art links we offer here. Want more? See the timeline of historical periods for most East Asian Countries. See a brief podcast introduction to parallels of Hindu, Jain and Buddhism. How about "Art to the Edo" in Japan? Check out this in-depth database of Kabuki theatre in Japan that is a major source of data identification.
Check out a link with a wide array of historical Persian objects in museums. The Norton Simon Museum has the best collection of Indian art outside India...take a look. Read a brief explanation of Hindu art and How to Recognize the Gods and the 10 most important Hindu Gods. Learn to search and find answers now.
The free online links to websites provided on this website will give you an in-depth glance into the huge universe of Asian Art. I will continue to provide new informative links in this section of the website so you can return and explore occasionally on their own.
The links provided here will be a small introductory part of the proposed Asian Art Advanced Course. These introductory links provided now will work to help you to begin to understand the historical context, technologies, influences and value characteristics, and help you to begin to identify the region, age, quality and type of Asian Art objects.
This proposed Asian Art Advanced Course, when completed and published, will be based on specialized, in-depth seminal text books and published journal articles. We will provide the attending students online access to powerpoint slide presentations accompanied by recorded lectures supported by photographs of relevant objects, timelines, maps and illustrations etc. for each country.
We hope It will evolve. I welcome experts to join me in partnership and contribute classes of their own creation.The proposed, advanced, scholarly course will help you to identify and value many object types found in China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Viet Nam, Thialand, Cambodia an other countries throughout Southeast Asia and Oceana. The student progresses through each course at their own pace. Subscribe now below for notification of courses as they become available.
Novotny's knowledge of Asian art and desire to produce a highly informative overview of Asian art is the result of many decades of in-depth study by Novotny since living in Japan for two years (1966-1968) while in the Army. He learned to speak and write Japanese. He visited dozens of museums. He visited Korea and Okinawa and 50 years later Viet Nam. Little did he know how important his experiences there would become when he became a dealer and appraiser specializing in the identification and valuation of Asian art and many other object types.
Ten years after his discharge from the Army he walked away from two master degrees, nearly finished, to open a 20,000sf antique store in 1979 that was an immediate success. He handled all types of residential contents. He focused of filling this large store in Glendale by buying and selling all types furniture and household contents of all types, while always keeping an out for East Asian objects. He has experience with most types of objects from all over the world. He built a quarter million rare and used record collection of all types for sale.
For the last 5 years he has focused his daily study almost exclusively on Asian objects. Previously he focused on many other objects types he has bought, sold and collected like Native American objects.
He has a library of rare books that are rare and seminal by advanced experts, dealers and collectors of Asian art. He has an extensive collection of in-depth articles published by Arts of Asia and Orientations, both of these journals provide in-depth articles. He has read and notated most of them four to five times each to become sufficiently competent to identify, describe and value or price Asian art as needed as an appraiser.
We seek experienced persons that want to develop and provide advanced, asynchronous online Asian Art courses in conjunction with Novotny and Appraisal Course Associates.
The online courses should provide a prepared powerpoint that summarizes the key points provided by a recorded lecture that is also accompanied by photos of the objects discussed and explained.
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The large Hodata Satsuma vase described by Novotny in the YouTube video to the left demonstrates an example of an online inspection. It also introduces his new national online residential contents appraisal services website.
The objective of the proposed new online Asian Art advanced course is to help students better identify critical value features of many distinct objects types. Learn to identify, describe, date, rate quality and determine value or price as needed in an appropriate market.
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