2014 No.4
Event Highlights: Splendid Images: Chinese Paintings from the Eryi Caotang Collection – Art Museum

The Art Museum recently launched an exhibition of 70 modern Chinese paintings from the Eryi Caotang collection. These paintings demonstrate the development of Chinese modern painting from the late nineteenth to the twentieth century. The exhibition, entitled 'Splendid Images: Chinese Paintings from the Eryi Caotang Collection', is open to the public until 17 May 2015. The master of Eryi Caotang has been collecting modern Chinese paintings for over 40 years, including many works by renowned Chinese painters such as 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).

In addition to having high aesthetic value, the paintings shown in the exhibition carry historical significance. Through tracing the story of how the master of Eryi Caotang acquired his collection of modern Chinese paintings, the exhibition hopes to pinpoint the close linkages between Hong Kong–mainland relations and the history of modern Chinese painting. Selected pieces are displayed below:

Ren Bonian (1840–1895)
The Girl Weaver

Dated 1881
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
132 x 65 cm
Qi Baishi (1864–1957)
Lady Hongxian Stealing at Night
Re-inscribed 1947
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
86.5 x 35.5 cm
Li Keran (1907–1989)
Worshipping the Rock
Dated 1981, re-inscribed 1983
Vertical scroll, ink and colour on paper
69.5 x 46 cm
Gao Qifeng (1889–1933)
Dated 1909
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
242 x 119 cm
Zhang Daqian (1899–1983)
Susukha in Yab-Yam
Vertical scroll, ink and colour on paper
97 x 54 cm
Shi Lu (1919–1982)
Yellow River Gorge
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
109 x 69 cm

The exhibition catalogue is now available. It includes an essay, an interview with the master of Eryi Caotang, descriptions of the 70 exhibits and another 52 paintings from the Eryi Caotang collection in both Chinese and English.

Details of the exhibition are as follows:

Exhibition Period :Phase I: 12 April – 3 August 2014
Phase II: 11 August – 16 November 2014

Exhibition Venue :

Gallery II, III, IV, Art Museum, CUHK

Opening Hours :

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursdays, New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays Closed

Website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/amm/

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