Friday, June 10, 2016

Curator’s Picks: Christian Art at Asian Civilisations Museum

By Samuel Spencer
"Martyrdom of Nagasaki," 1622 (© Patrimonio del Fondo Edifici di Culto, Rome)
SINGAPORE---“Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour,” at Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) until September 11, is the first exhibition to explore the complex history of Christian Art in Asia. Click on the accompanying slideshow to view all the items mentioned below, as well as more highlights from the exhibition. "Jesuit martyrs of Japan," Probably China, Macau, mid-17th century; color on paper. This painting shows the Jesuits who had been executed in Japan in the 17th century. "Plaque: Tree of Jesse" - Sri Lanka, around 1600; ivory. This represents the family tree of Jesus Christ, beginning with Jesse of Bethlehem, father of King David. [link]