The field of Asian art is difficult to define geographically, it is clear however that art from these countries is especially fascinating to the western world because its cultures are so complex and draw a powerful contrast to our own.
The former kingdom of Tibet is known for its artistic proficiency. Similarly, Japan and China are known for their fine paintings, which influenced the great avant-garde artists of the 19th century, for example.
Various religions like Buddhism and Hinduism as well as diverse philosophical schools of thought have inspired artworks, ritualistic objects, bronze items and paintings. Furthermore, contemporary Asian art is not merely an afterthought– it is a very exciting chapter of current art history.
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