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Welcome to Asian Art Brief! I like to write about the visual arts of Asia, focusing mainly on East Asia - China, Korea and Japan.

I started this site in 2012, charting exhibits in the museums and galleries of Great Britain. Following a move to San Francisco in 2015, it has taken on a more Californian flavour.

In my professional life, I practised as a lawyer in London for several years, then studied Asian art at SOAS, University of London.


Updated January 2017

Below: Flask from Jingdezhen, China. Porcelain painted in cobalt blue. 1403-1424. Height 44.8cm. Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Image at http://collections.vam.ac.uk/.

porcelain flask with dragon motif ming dynasty #chineseart