Opening: 3.12.2015 (thur) at 15:15
Exhibition Date: 2.12.2015 – 8.12.2015
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery
Home Affairs Bureau
Jointly Organised by:
Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the University of Hong Kong
In association with:
Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong Public Libraries, The Seal Engravers’ Society of Xiling and Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole Fan Club
Internationally renowned for his scholastic achievement and knowledgeable in numerous fields, Professor Jao Tsung-i is equally outstanding in his artistic and literary endeavour. In recognition of his contribution to the research and promotion of Chinese traditional culture, this exhibition is organised to coincide with the celebration of Professor Jao’s 100th birthday. Selected exhibits include paintings and calligraphy by Professor Jao, as well as a collection of his academic masterpieces, letters, prose and poetry. They present a comprehensive survey of the master’s academic and artistic accomplishment over the past eight decades.
Since his departure from Chaozhou to settle in Hong Kong in the 1940s, Professor Jao has been deeply impressed by the local scenery. He makes frequent excursions around Hong Kong, making sketches at various sites. Around 40 pieces from this exhibition focus on the beautiful landscape of this place. In some of these paintings, Professor Jao assimilates the styles of different ancient masters when depicting the scenery. In others, he opts for a mixture of Chinese and Western artistic techniques. Although he has inherited the spirit of the Chinese literati painting, he rarely adheres strictly to traditional rules. Therefore, his landscapes often express a unique sense of charm and personal style. His sincere sentiment for his hometown is clearly evident in these works.
To complement the exhibition, there will be a talk at Hong Kong Central Library.
Date: 3.12.2015 Time: 18:30-20:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library