From Dung Basket to Dining Cart: Wu Guanzhong at HKMoA
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wu Guanzhong, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is showcasing over 100 of his paintings.
Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) was an internationally acclaimed master with comprehensive knowledge of art of both the East and the West. He dedicated his entire life to the modernisation of Chinese ink painting and the localisation of oil painting, and created many masterpieces that juxtapose the aesthetic perspectives and connotations of traditional Chinese ink paintings with contemporary Western art.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wu Guanzhong, this inaugural exhibition showcases over 100 of his paintings in two phases, with the first phase from 29 November 2019 to 11 February 2020, and the second from 14 February to 6 May 2020, including the works donated to the museum by Wu Guanzhong and his family over the years, along with private collections from Hong Kong and beyond. Besides classic paintings in ink and oil, there are also sketches, painter’s box, painting tools and documents he used when studying in France and more.