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Art Museum Exhibition

Splendid Images: Chinese Paintings from Eryi Caotang Collection Exhibition

Date : From now to 17 May 2015

Venue : Gallery I, Art Museum

Having collected modern Chinese paintings for over four decades, the master of Eryi Caotang has assembled an extraordinary collection that provides an overview of the development of Chinese ink painting from the late 19th century to the 20th century. The exhibition features 70 pieces by well-known masters including Qi Baishi (1864–1957), Xu Beihong (1895–1953), Zhang Daqian (1899–1983), Lin Fengmian (1900–1990), Fu Baoshi (1904–1965), and Li Keran (1907–1989). Many were collected during the 1970s and 1980s, when China gradually recovered from the aftermath of the devastating Cultural Revolution and when Hong Kong's economic boom fostered a new group of collectors. The master of Eryi Caotang was a typical Hong Kong businessman of that period, and his success in business led to his lifelong passion for Chinese painting and friendships with many prominent artists. As such, China's modern history of art collection is intricately linked with the lives and practices of artists and the ties between Hong Kong and mainland China.


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