I chose to draw this object for an Asian Art history class at San Francisco State University back in 1978. Little did I know I would be a jade circle member in 2003 and that the Asian Art museum would become so much a part of my life! From the fantastic exhibits to the beautiful parties and tours…I love the Asian Art museum!
Who doesn’t want to drink wine out of this playful duck? It’ll truly be the happiest of happy hours.
I think it is a beautiful metaphor and an amazing piece of sculpture.
This piece is elegant and intricate. There is a sense of color harmony and movement in the design. The composition is a great use of space and keeps the viewer interested, since there is so much to look at. Truly beautiful piece of artwork.
Rarest and most significant artwork kn the Japanese collection. So much history, and so beautiful…
…it combines the decorative arts with poetry– the visual and the verbal; everything about it is both appealing and complex; it has an unusual color combination–see the saturation of that glorious blue; the calligrapher was cherished in his time; it’s from an unfamiliar sensibility, so it expands the visual imagination to look at it. I also hope my vote might draw attention to this relatively quiet piece from Afghanistan–I’m afraid many people think of the country only as a pile of rubble.
I love the colors and its classic shape.
Pure nostalgia. I remember this bull being in the hallway leading to the Asian Art museum back when it was still attached to the de Young. I would go to weekly art classes, and walk past Nandi any time our class took us into Asia instead of other parts of the world. This sculpture feels so familiar I could hug him! (Don’t worry, I don’t touch the artifacts.)
I love depth in landscapes