Thematic Exhibition - A Study of Chinese Paintings
Chao Shao-an Gallery,
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
01 September 2004 - 20 July 2005
 
An enthusiastic proponent of flower-and-bird paintings, Professor Chao Shao-an (1905-1998) gained an early and blossoming reputation in art circles in the 1930s. In A Study of Chinese Paintings, compiled from a series of articles he wrote for the Lighthouse Magazine from 1963 to the 1970, Professor Chao discusses 65 botanical subjects and the methods he applied to paint them. Featuring a selection of writings and examples drawn from this book that describes Professor Chao¢s personal experiences, feelings and painting methodology, this exhibition provides a valuable source of reference for the study of this master of the Lingnan School of Chinese painting.


To prepare for the "Essence of Purity - Exhibition to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Chao Shao-an", Chao Shao-an Gallery will be temporarily closed from 20 July to 27 August 2005.


 
Exhibit Highlights

Plum Blossoms Plum Blossoms
Chao Shao-an(1905-1998)
1969
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
38 (H)x 30 (W) cm
With signature, inscription and 1 seal of artist.



Illustration of Plum Blossoms
Chao Shao-an(1905-1998) 1960s
Ink and colour on paper
30 (H)x 19 (W) cm
With inscription

Illustration of Plum Blossoms


Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum
Chao Shao-an(1905-1998)
1960s
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
30 (H)x 38 (W) cm
With signature and 1 seal of artist.



Narcissus
Chao Shao-an(1905-1998)
1960s
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
30 (H)x 37.5 (W) cm
With 1 seal of artist.

Narcissus


Lotus Lotus
Chao Shao-an(1905-1998)
1960s
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
30 (H) x 37.5 (W) cm
With signature and 1 seal of artist.



Osmanthus
Chao Shao-an
1968
Album leaf, ink and colour on paper
30 (H) x 37.5 (W) cm

Osmanthus




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