Hong Kong Museum of Art Reviews
a journey to the different dynasties of China Jun 09, 2010
Admission Free all Wednesdays! But I easily can pay more than the normal 10 HKD for a glimpse of all the treasures roomed in the Hong Kong Museum of Arts.
Located at the Kowloon-side waterfront with an excellent view of the Hong Kong island skyline, the escalators take you to the three floors of faboulous exhibitions. On the top-floor there is an exhibition of the Chinese painter Wu Guanzhong, who is one of the leading 20th centurary Chinese painters. He donated as late as springtime this year 30 of his paintings and the sights of these takes you to your innermost feelings and emotions in various senses. Walking around in the rooms is like a reflexion of life itself and its dimensions. A quotation from Wu Guanzhong by one of his paintings is ‘When a tree is old, its roots are exposed, when a lotus is old, its stalks break. It is better break than to submit, leaving no regrets, even when youth is gone, leaving youth behind’. Like this is the walk and sights of his various paintings, mostly in just black ink and white paper.
The floor under the top-floor contains Chinese Antiquities Gallery. That means an exhibition of Chinese pottery , figurines and ceramics from all the different dynasties of China starting off from 3.000 BC. It is interesting to follow the different styles and colours used during the different eras. What strucks me is also how well preserved most of these pieces of art are like. I watched many beautiful pieces in here, and some of them you can see in my pictures. There is also a description of the different eras and dynasties throughout the history.
The second floor is special temporary exhibitions and can of course vary over the times. For me it was not so much of interest so I just passed it by.
The first floor contains beautiful Chinese challigraphy works and paintings from 16th centurary and up to modern times. You can easily feel the wing-strokes from history and Chinese traditions.
Part of the HongKong june 2010 travel blog
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