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#popcolours: The Aesthetics of Hues in Antiquities from the HKMoA Collection

Overview

Once used as daily wares, artefacts often feature colours and patterns comparable in style and beauty to the modern designs of today. Besides reflecting the personal taste of their owner, the designs of artefacts could also be influenced by religious beliefs, rules and etiquette, shaping the aesthetic trend of the times. In ancient China, a scheme of "five prime colours" was commonly adopted, consisting of blue, red, yellow, white and black, which featured prominently in everyday life. To discover more, join our five KOLs as they take you on a fascinating journey exploring the colourful world of ancient artefacts and exquisite craftsmanship.

  • Date
    2021-11-052022-03-30
  • Venue
    Chinese Antiquities Gallery, 3/F
  • Fee
    Free

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  • 700 Exhibition Overview
  • Brush washer, Ru ware 701 Brush washer, Ru ware
  • Baluster vase in <i>Langyao</i> glaze 702 Baluster vase in Langyao glaze
  • Stem-bowl with <i>anhua</i> dragon design in <i>tianbai</i> glaze 703 Stem-bowl with anhua dragon design in tianbai glaze
  • Carved black lacquer cupstand with dragon amidst cloud and wave design 704 Carved black lacquer cupstand with dragon amidst cloud and wave design
  • Bright yellow dragon robe with the twelve imperial symbols 705 Bright yellow dragon robe with the twelve imperial symbols
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