The technical and spiritual difference existing between oriental and western art are obvious. For example, in Chinese painting there are no framed canvases hanging on the walls, there are not scenes constructed according to a geometric perspective, there are no introspective representations of the human being. Colour, for the Chinese artist, is used to express movement and vitality.
The market’s interest in oriental art has been confirmed for years, also thanks to the rapid development taking place in that part of the world. Today the western world finds itself having to distinguish between art that is an original historic representation of these countries and productions for the European market that began with the establishment of the East India Company. However, European production of oriental tastes and a thriving counterfeit market can also create confusion.
Specialised historic research, direct dialogue with experts and the help of modern technologies for diagnostic studies make it possible to obtain a reliable evaluation of the works from this far-away lands.