Artistic Crosscurrents from Guangdong: Selected Painting and Calligraphy from Late Qing to Republican China (Collection of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


21 Jan 2022 - 21 Aug 2022


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Gallery I & II, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Open to the public. Free admission.


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Synopsis of Lecture:

Artistic Crosscurrents from Guangdong is a continuation of the exhibition Artistic Confluence in Guangdong. It tells the region’s development of connoisseurship, calligraphy, and painting during turbulent times, and activities and contributions of Guangdong elites in cities including Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong in late Qing to Republican era. The exhibition showcases a host of distinctive paintings, calligraphy, seals and rubbings, capturing the essence of Guangdong arts and culture.

Masterpieces by renowned artists such as Ju Chao, Ju Lian, Gao Jianfu, Gao Qifeng, and Chen Shuren of the Lingnan School of Painting, as well as Zhao Haogong, Lu Zhenhuan, Yao Lixiu, Li Yanshan, and Huang Bore of the National Painting Research Society, are featured in the exhibition. Calligraphic works by significant scholars and politicians like Chen Li, Li Wentien, Kang Youwei, Liang Qichao, Sun Yat-sen, Hu Hanmin, and Ye Gongchuo are also on display. Rubbings of paramount artistic and historical value together with the Sheng Xuanhuai Archive, offer new insights into the history and culture of Guangdong.

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