Essence of Purity - Exhibition to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Chao Shao-an
Chao Shao-an Gallery and Thematic Gallery (5),
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
28 August 2005 - 02 January 2006
 
2005 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of master painter Chao Shao-an (1905-1998). To commemorate the occasion, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Guangzhou Museum of Art have joined hands for the very first time to present a retrospective exhibition that looks back on Professor Chao's achievements and his contribution to the world of art. On display are close to 100 of his works as well as relevant cultural relics currently in the collections of the two museums. The exhibited works, which date from the 1930s to the 1990s, feature a rich variety of subject matters, including flower and birds, grasses and insects, landscapes as well as feathers and animals. Also showcased are representative paintings, such as Banana Trees, Tiger, White Peacock and Moonlight Over the Pond collected by the Heritage Museum, together with Pine Tree and Sunflower in the possession of the Guangzhou Museum of Art. Other exhibits include private collections of Chao's works, photographs taken during Chao's lifetime, original poetry manuscripts and sketches.


To coincide with "Essence of Purity - Exhibition to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Chao Shao-an", several Activity Leaflets (in Chinese) have been specially designed for students. For enquiries, please call the Education Team at 2180 8260. The activity leaflets are available while stocks last.


 
Exhibit Highlights

Cicadas Cicadas
1970
Vertical scroll, ink and colour on paper
145 (H) X 39 (W) cm
Private Collection



Banana trees
Chao Shao-an
1962
5-panelled screen painting, ink and colour on paper
185 (H)x 381 (W) cm
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Banana trees


Tiger Tiger
Chao Shao-an
1965
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
185 (H)x 95.5 (W)cm
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum



White peacock
Chao Shao-an
1969
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
184.5 (H)x 74 (W) cm
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum

White peacock


Moonlight over the pond Moonlight over the pond
Chao Shao-an
1969
Horizontal scroll, ink and colour on paper
96 (H)x 184.5 (W) cm
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum



Pine tree
Chao Shao-an
1963
4-panelled screen painting, ink and colour on paper
184.5 (H)x 380 (W) cm
Collection of Guangzhou Museum of Art

Pine tree


Sunflower Sunflower
Chao Shao-an
1966
Horizontal scroll, ink and colour on paper
96 (H)x 186 (W) cm
Collection of Guangzhou Museum of Art





Other Past Exhibitions