Ms. Leung Ge Yau Candy: Some Insights on the Genre of Bird Painting in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Date: 30 November 2017
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

The genre of bird painting became a well-established independent genre of practice in the Tang dynasty (618-907) and flourished in Song dynasty (960-1279) with the imperial support. The painters of Song Academy executed works rich in colour with detailed brushwork, and such meticulous style of painting formed the dominant mode of representation for bird paintings prior to the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). In the Yuan dynasty, the genre of bird painting underwent significant changes in various aspects. One of the major developments was the rise of the sub-genre of ink monochrome bird painting, and Wang Yuan 王淵 (act. c. 1300-1360) … (Please click on the image to read more)

Ms. Ivy Chan: Migration and the Collecting of Chinese Art in Hong Kong in the 20th Century

Date: 19 December 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower

In the mid-20th century, migrants from mainland China brought an influx of Chinese artworks, as well as their expertise on the subject, to the British colony of Hong Kong. Here mainland Chinese and local Hong Kong collectors encountered foreign connoisseurs (mostly from Britain, France, America and Japan) and built up significant collections of Chinese art under this multicultural environment. Through reconstructing the biographical accounts of four representative collectors who were active during the 1950s to 1990s – E. T. Chow (1910-1980), Low Chuck-Tiew (1911-1993), Dr Ip Yee (1919-1984) and  … (Please click on the image to read more)