Art Museum,

the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Simplicity and Splendour Chinese Furniture from the Ming Dynasty to Early Republican Period

 

With over 3000 years of literary and pictorial evidence, Chinese furniture art has a long-standing history and tradition. Following advancements in living standards and craftsmanship, Chinese furniture flourished during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Ming furniture is well known for its elegant but simple style, moderate proportions, and delicate workmanship, while emphasizing the wood's natural grain and colour. On the contrary, Qing furniture shed Ming's minimalism in favour of larger size pieces with strong and grandiose ornamentation. Precious materials were also inlayed into the furniture to add luxurious and colourful details.

 

Featuring 30 important pieces of furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties to the early Republican period, these works showcase indigenous styles of Suzhou, Beijing and Canton, and present distinctive and exquisite Chinese furniture art.

DATE AND TIME9 JAN 

10am5pm (MON – WED, FRI, SAT)

1pm5pm (SUN &Public Holidays)

Closed on THURS (except Public Holidays)

VENUE

Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Gallery III, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, N.T.CUHK

The Art and Culture of Yixing Zisha Stoneware

 

Combining the treasures of two museums, this exhibition aims to demonstrate   and   explore the artistic achievement and the development of Yixing zisha stoneware, as well as its cultural significance and social impact. The  exhibits  include  168  items from the Bei Shan Tang Collection of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and 50 items from the K.S. Lo Collection of the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, totaling 218  items.  The exhibition presents two main themes. The first theme – The Culture and Connoisseurship of Yixing Teapot – is divided  into seven  sections:  The  Story  of  Gongchun  Teapot; Works Attributed to or by Masters  of  the  Late  Ming  and Early Qing; Significance and Influence of Mansheng Teapots; Mengchen  Teapot  and Gongfu Tea;  The Late Qing to Early Republic Era and Forgeries; Contemporary Achievement; and Yixing Export and Its Influence.  The second theme centres on the uses of Yixing  stoneware  beyond  tea  culture,  with  special focuses  on  archaistic  vessels,  elegant  items  for  the scholar's studio, and realistic sculptures.

 

DATE AND TIME

11 APR– 4 OCT

10am– 5pm (MON – WED, FRI, SAT)

1pm5pm (SUN & Public Holidays)

Closed on THURS (except Public Holidays)

 

VENUE

Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Gallery II & IV, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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