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Collecting paintings in Asia

Post by maven » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 10:22 am

Hi all,

I've always enjoyed travelling and art. I enjoy collecting art while travelling even more. So far, I've bought some paintings and artwork in Bali and Hanoi. I'm keen to do so at other places as well, not as a business but for my personal collection. Does anyone have other places to recommend for good quality and reasonably priced art? I hear China is a pretty good for paintings as well but don't have a strong idea which city to check out.

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Post by samantha » Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:33 am

oh yes.. china is an exellent place.. i love their hand stiched pictures.. try hangzhou!! japan is another good place but they are extremely expensive.. :lol: :lol:
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Post by maven » Fri, 05 Aug 2005 1:46 pm

Hangzhou.... I hear it's so scenic :) It'll be nice to go for both a holiday and art collection trip. I have some embroidered paintings myself, from Hanoi. But I've always preferred acrylic and oil paintings.

Hear that everything in Japan is expensive... but I love their ink paintings. Are those affordable? I'll love to get one for myself.

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Post by samantha » Sun, 07 Aug 2005 12:13 pm

Hngzhou is a shopping hub!! Everything, I mean EVERYTHING sold there is wholesaled.. so its very cheap.. but 90% of the time, its imitation goods... Japanese paintings are very expensive but you can always look for cheaper ones that are done by amateurs.. nut they are not particularly pretty.. :lol: :lol:
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Post by earthfriendly » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 4:11 pm

Water colors are abundant in China. About eight years ago when I visist Xiamen, southern China where most of the Chinese Singaporeans' ancestors are from, they have plenty of original art.

The island between Xiamen and Taiwan is the spot where me and my mom pick out some original artwork. It is those Chinese painting scroll. If you are into traditional Chinese theme, like ancient well-known personalities or scenes of natures, they have plenty there. Very reasonably priced. The island is really lovely for tourist visits too, lots of pagodas and Chinese architecture. Extremely charming.

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Indian Folk Paintings

Post by vivami » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 1:14 pm

Vivami markets Indian crafts, artifacts and folk paintings in Singapore. We are orgnazing an open house on 28.09.05 at The Waterside. The collection includes a variety of Indian paintings including Madhubani, Pattachitra, Moghul Miniatures, Palm Leaf Etchings and other artifacts. The details of the event are:

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, Sep 28 (10 AM - 6PM)
VENUE: 3 Tanjong Rhu, #08-04 The Waterside
CONTACT: Mithu (90072716), Amita (90173584)
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Post by Baron Greenback » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 2:02 pm

We picked up some lovely oil paintings while in Vietnam - cost us more to have them framed here, but they are beautiful.
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Post by sapphire » Tue, 20 Sep 2005 4:06 pm

Vivami, will your collection include Madhubani painted saris too? I'll try and come for this though, love Madhubani paintings.
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Post by vivami » Tue, 04 Oct 2005 12:58 am

Hi
Currently we do not have Madhubani saris but we have a large Madhubani painting collection. Our next exhibition is on 13th & 14th October at 31 Leonie Hill, #06-02 Rivershire (contact Mithu 90072716). We can also arrange a private viewing. contact Vivek (97631670).

Besides Madhubani, there are several other folk paintings. some of them are from national award winning artists.
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