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From Dung Basket to Dining Cart: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Wu Guanzhong (Phase I)

Overview

Wu Guanzhong (1919 – 2010) was an internationally acclaimed master with comprehensive knowledge of art of both the East and the West. He dedicated his entire life to exploring the modernisation of Chinese ink painting and the localisation of oil painting, and created many masterpieces that juxtapose the aesthetic perspectives and connotations of traditional Chinese ink paintings with contemporary Western art. A permanent "Wu Guanzhong Art Gallery" was established at the Hong Kong Museum of Art with an aim to showcase the master's donated works and related collection.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wu Guanzhong, this inaugural exhibition showcases over 100 representative paintings of Wu in two phases, with phase I from 29 November 2019 to 11 February 2020, and phase II from 14 February to 6 May 2020, including the works donated to the Museum by Wu Guanzhong and his family over the years and also private collections from Hong Kong and beyond. Apart from the classic paintings in ink and oil, there will also be sketches, painter's box, painting tools and documents he used when studying in France and so on. The exhibition will not only be honouring Wu's contribution to Chinese art but also paying tribute to his artistic pursuit for over half a century.

  • Date
    Until 2020-02-11
  • Venue
    Wu Guanzhong Art Gallery, 4/F
  • Fee
    Free

Audios

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    • 800 Exhibition Overview
    • 801 Painter's box of Wu Guanzhong Painter's box of Wu Guanzhong
    • 802 Figure painting in Paris (IV) Figure painting in Paris (IV)
    • 803 Tashilhunpo Monastery Tashilhunpo Monastery
    • 804 Two swallows Two swallows
    • 805 An old town of the Jiaohe, Ruins of Gaochang An old town of the Jiaohe, Ruins of Gaochang
    • 806 Day and night Day and night
    • 807 Former residence of Qiu Jin Former residence of Qiu Jin
    • 808 Perspectives Perspectives
    • 809 Wisteria Wisteria
    • 810 The Lion Grove Garden The Lion Grove Garden
    • 811 City night City night
    • 812 Victoria Harbour Victoria Harbour

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