The Pride of Lingnan: In Commemoration of the 110th Birthday of Chao Shao-an
Guangzhou Museum of Art
26 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Guangzhou Museum of Art
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Guangzhou Museum of Art
Supported by the Administration of Culture, Press, Publication, Radio and Television of the Guangzhou Municipality
Professor Chao Shao-an (1905 - 1998) is a renowned master of the Lingnan School of Painting, which held the initiative of "modernising Chinese painting" within the tradition. He succeeded in creating a unique artistic style by merging art with life. His work has important influence in Hong Kong, and also placed the Lingnan School in a significant role in the development of Chinese art. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Guangzhou Museum of Art jointly organise this travelling exhibition in 2015 to commemorate the 110th birthday of the artist in order to review Chao's lifetime artistic achievements.
The exhibition travels to the Guangzhou Museum of Art after previously opening in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Selected exhibits date from 1930s to 1990s, covering subjects of birds-and-flowers, landscapes, insects, animals, figures and calligraphy. Highlights include "Tiger", "White Peacock", "Moonlight over the Pond", and the 5-panel screen "Plantain Trees" from the collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
Moonlight over the Pond