Stone of the Month 当月赏石 June
The idea that all stones must represent a landscape or have a serious interpretation is a mistaken notion. There is a lighter side to stone appreciation that is sometimes overlooked by stone collectors. This stone could represent a playful puppy, tailing wagging back and forth, happy to see his friend returning home from school or work. Amusement or comedy is one function of art.
This is an Ligurian Palombino stone from Italy. It was collected by the late Angelo Attina, one of the great collectors of these stones. The stone itself is 18.5 cm (7.3 inches) wide, 14 cm (5.5 inches) high, 13.5 cm (5.3 inches) deep. The orientation of the stone on this base helps convey the impression of a figure.
Welcome to our New “Classroom!”
This section provides an opportunity to learn more about stone appreciation through the use of our new videos and published articles. The Classroom also contains useful information for stone enthusiasts starting with a Guide to Stone Markets in China. Each month, additional videos, articles and other information will be available to help people along on their path to becoming stone connoisseurs.
Featured Book Review 推荐书的评
Wabi Sabi, The Japanese Art
Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, Rutland, Vermont and Singapore. ISBN: 978-0-8048-3482-7. 165 pages. $12.95.
Most stone enthusiasts have heard of the Japanese aesthetic terms wabi and sabi, but, few people can adequately or accurately define what they mean.
Featured Article 专题
The Ligurian Viewing Stones of Italy
Some of the finest viewing stones ever discovered outside Asia are found in the small Ligurian mountain range in north-western Italy that extends slightly into neighboring France.
New! Contemporary Stone Showcase
This unusual stone with its various sized rounded section was collected in Emila Romagna, Italy.
by Enny Gian Luigi