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Porcelain and Painting

1/F Chao Shao-an Gallery
9 February 2018

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Friendship is a close relationship between two persons, determined by time and place. The close friendship between Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen, two masters of the Lingnan School of painting, not only brought about a meeting of minds, but also led to the creation of interesting works of art.

Both Chao and Yang settled in Hong Kong in the 1940s and often met together in the Lingnan Studio. They spent their leisure time together and created joint paintings. When they made friends with the owner of Yuet Ting China Works, Tso Wing Shu, they tried their hand at painting on porcelain, using their own artistic style. This exhibition features their joint works on paper and porcelain, selected from private collections so far unpublished. Visitors will see how the two masters carried out their artistic dialogue through these works and how they brought their own signature style from works on paper to works on porcelain.

Exhibit Highlights

Cat and butterfly

Cat and butterfly

1954
Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen
Ink and colour on paper
Private collection

 

Insect in moonlight

Not dated
Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen
Dish, enamels on porcelain
Hong Kong Heritage Museum collection

Insect in moonlight

 

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

1970
Chao Shao-an
Dish, enamels on porcelain
Hong Kong Heritage Museum collection

 

The Scent of Peony

Not dated
Chao Shao-an
Dish, enamels on porcelain
Hong Kong Heritage Museum collection

The Scent of Peony